Let me start off by saying that our girls are not only our breakfast buddies but pets also. We have 16 sweethearts but one is so small and we believe mentally off, she has always been like this even at 3 days old she'd end up on her back and couldn't right herself without help, but now she is 21 weeks old, doesn't eat like the others and the other girls are so much larger than she and continue to hit and peck her because I feel they know she is weak. I do want to give her the opportunity to thrive but I also don't want her to end up being killed by the other girs or starving to death even though she does eat, her crop is never full. We did try to bring her in the house and feed separate but she eats a little and then stops. You can tell she is not all there by the way she looks and acts and I doubt we would ever get an egg from her so my question is, how long should we allow her to live before we take care of the little bird? The other 15 despise her so I don't want them to stress out because of her since they are just now starting to lay. What would anyone else do with a bird like ours?