I have a 1 year old bantam laying hen "Rosemary" that I recently got about a month ago. She came with two of her little pullet friends that she had bonded with and Rosemary was definitely at the top of the pecking order. I introduced two new (big) RIR hens to the flock, which the three bantams did not take kindly to. The three banties would huddle together and try to stay out of the way of the bigger hens. I ended up giving two of the banty hens to my mother in law - leaving Rosemary and the two RIR's together - and now Rosemary is definitely at the bottom of the pecking order. Now, Rosemary is hiding out in the coop most of the day, not laying eggs any more and just sitting on the RIR egg (until I come to get it from under her). Is she going broody or is she depressed? Another issue is (since I got her a month ago) she has had a small prolapse in her vent that I have been washing off and applying Preperation H to every few days - but that doesn't seem to be the cause of her behavior now. I am quite new to chickens and really started all this just for the eggs, but I find that I am becoming attached to my neediest hen. Do chickens really get depressed? Any advice would be great. Thanks all.