Hello Wise Chicken People! I have a flock of five hens, two 5-year olds and 3-6 month olds, who were adoptees of my 5 year old Buff Orpington. Right now only the young hens are laying but the older ones are on the tail-end of a weeks-long molt. My concern is about my other older hen, a spunky Easter Egger who, lately, has been keeping a distance from the rest of the flock. While everyone else is down in the run eating and scratching, she remains up in the coop doing nothing. If I bring treats, she'll join the others, but then quickly leaves and returns to the coop. At first I thought she was being bullied, but I don't see it. If I give her a stash of her own up in the coop, and she gobbles it up. Her appetite is fine, as are all other signs of physical health. When they are let out to range she forages and runs around but still keeps a distance from the others. I am worried because I need to go away for several days at a time over the holidays. The coop and run are not large, but they are secure from predators and I have two automatic feeders and waterers in the run that will be plenty for 5 hens while I'm gone. I have been able safely to leave my flock for a few days in the past. But if my EE won't join and I'm not there to let them out for exercise, I'm afraid she will starve herself. She has never, ever been broody. I don't know anyone experienced enough to watch them while I'm gone, but might have to hire someone to look in on them just for my own peace of mind. Any thoughts on what I should do? Any advice would be appreciated!