Hello, I have posted a couple of threads about this hen and have had sensible replies from very kind members on the site. I realise that in order to fix things, that I should observe my hens more closely and give as much information as possible. I have done this and here is the situation: My lovely little Cream Crested Legbar, Blossom, is at the bottom of the pecking order.( I know I can't change that ) I bought 3 hens from a well respected French breeder of Fancy chickens. ( More expensive than in French markets) I visited the farm and have never seen such a clean and beautiful place. All of her hens and chicks were beautifully housed and all looked happy and healthy. It was so immaculate, I could have lived there myself.!! The problem is, My French is not too good, so I have difficulty asking the breeder any questions! Bearing in mind that I seem to end up with damaged rescue animals which my heart needs to mend.( and usually does! ) After 6 years living in France, I was determined to do my homework( ex Teacher you see!!) and did it on this great site! I bought 1 Cuckoo De Malines, 1 French Copper Marans, and 1 Cream Crested Legbar. I am awaiting 2 Brahmas as they had just hatched and I will collect them in 2 weeks time when they are 8 weeks old. Malines is now 18 weeks, Marans now 16 weeks, and Legbar, 17 weeks. Sorry about the delay! My point is,( Drama teacher you see, Big finish!!) I don't want to be flippant because I am truly worried!! My Little Blossom was not eating 4 days ago and although I have given the birds A c vinegar, she did pick up for 2 days and now down again. She seems as if her legs can't carry her and although today I have put her on her own in the garden, in a large dog cage, with her food and water, she eats,but still cries to be with the 2 bullies who sit on her in the coop at night, although the coop is made for 8 chickens, and push her away from the food bowls!! I have decided to keep her separate at nights and try to break the habit of them bullying her! She is very slow to come out of the coop in the mornings! and looks tired and wobbly! Now, It is the turn of you good people out there!!! Should I keep her alone until next week when I collect the 8 week old Brahmas and house her with them? Would it cheer her up? Then allow them ALL to be together again? ( I want to Free range them in a garden of 1 acre) Or will she still be bottom of the pecking order? My idea is to put Blossom in a separate coop with the young Brahmas.( Poor Husband has made one and puts on a brave face but I know he would like me to take care of him like I do of all the other MISFITS I take on here in France! Please can anyone help with this problem? what should I do for this endearing little hen? Yes, I can take her to the vets, which I will do if needs be. But I don't want her to be pumped full of chemicals, as I make my pasture land organic and would like her to benefit from it. Many thanks in advance to you all. MARCHHARE FRANCE.