We have a small flock of hens in a garden coop, and recently incubated our very first batch of chicks. There was a problem with the incubator and only one of our eggs hatched. She (Beatrix) bonded strongly to me, and not wanting a "house chicken," we adopted two siblings for her from the local farm store (EZ and Fluffington). They are similar in breed and in size, since we didn't want Beatrix to be picked on. At first they seemed to bond , and she didn't cry so much for "mommy." But, after a few days they started to establish their personalities and pecking order. Beatrix & EZ vie for the top spot, and the third, Fluffington, being more mellow, took herself out of the running. The two stronger chicks will occasionally bicker with each other during the day, but they seem to have bonded more closely, sleeping in a pile together at night. But, they are leaving Fluffington out, and won't let her sleep with them. She does get enough to eat and drink during they day, I watch out to make sure. And, while they do peck at her sometimes they never do her any damage. For now, I just put my hand in the brooder to gently push them apart if I see them bothering her. I am worried that they are beginning the process of rejecting her. She cries all night. If I take her out to hold, she calms down to sleep. Or, if I put my hand in the brooder she'll rest up against me and do the same. What can I do to help her integrate with the others?