I have a flock of six girls, all different breeds; Buff Brahma, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Golden Comet, Speckled Sussex, Salmon Faverolle, and Buckeye. However, I have been having some worries about my little Buckeye. She's always been smaller than her five sisters, though they were all born on the same day and shipped to us together, of course. Iroquois, the Buckeye, is not only a bit runty and behind in feather development (although she eats, drinks, and keeps up with everyone else just fine), but she is so, so WHINY. It's a very shrill, distinct, non-stop shree shreee sound. She hasn't always cried like this, but over the past few weeks, it has really picked up. She hasn't changed her eating/drinking habits. She acts the same. I sometimes pick her up and stroke her, shush her, and that helps a little, but put her down and she goes right back to it. Any idea why she could be making these sounds? I do my best to make sure all the chicks are happy and healthy...could something else be the matter, or is it just an attention thing? I swear this bird's middle name is trouble.