I'm brand new here and eager to learn what the heck I'm doing. I'm a newly relocated city girl that just moved to the "country", and I thank you in advance for your help and guidance!
I have 3 Barred Rock (15 week old) and 3 Red Sex Link (17wk old). I've had them for a little over a month. I just noticed that one of my Barred Rock girls is sleeping in the corner of the coop while everyone else is sleeping together on the the perch. (Btw, no eggs yet!)
This little Barred Rock girl, Sweetsie, is the runt of the flock and seems to be a lot smaller than the other Barred Rock. Is this some type of social pecking order issue or should I be worried that she is not well or developing too slowly? She seems to be eating and drinking fine, but I noticed that she seems sometimes to be a little more isolated from everyone else. Also she sometimes seems to be sleepy looking in the middle of the day. I'm pretty sure that when I first got them they all slept together on the perch in the coop, but it seems like things have changed the last two nights. (As far as I've noticed.)
Anyone have any suggestions?