I have an EE hen, a RIR hen, and a RIR rooster. My RIR hen is a fatty. She is pretty heavy so I don't have any worries about her weight. My EE on the other hand has always been very light and I have always been able to feel her chest bone. I've wormed a million times, so I don't think her weight issue is related to worms. I've considered the possibility that stress might be keeping her from eating. My RIR hen is a total jerk and beats up the EE on a regular basis - chases her away from BOTH feeding dishes, pecks on her for no real apparent reason - so I'm wondering if my EE just doesn't eat during the day to avoid confrontation or if my RIR actually STOPS her from eating... now days I put both RIR in the coop for the night and let my EE hang out for a bit and eat in peace for a while before putting her back in with the others. Is there something I can feed her to help beef her up a little bit? I feed them layer pellets (no crumbles available where I live), with a sprinkling of hen scratch, sprinkling of Cluckn Sea Kelp and just introduced them to meal worm treats. I just want to try and get her a little heavier so she can hopefully hold her own a little better or just provide something during her alone time to ensure she's putting on correct weight. Are EE usually a smaller breed? I don't know much about size. My rooster, I was told, is also on the light weight side. He is HUGE in comparison to our wild roosters around here but my neighbor told me yesterday that he is light for a rooster, just really tall. His "knees knock" I guess... which was a sign, to my neighbor, that he is too thin and he also held him. My neighbor suggested giving them half layer feed and half gamebird feed (which is what they feed the fighting cocks here) to try and make them gain weight. Is this a normal practice? Would this work? If not, what else should I try? I haven't ever weighed them, but I also don't know what "normal" weights would be for any of them. They are all about 9 months old.