My approximately 14 week old EE is at the bottom of the pecking order with her 5 same-age mixed breed flock mates. She is much lighter weight than the rest, and I have noticed that she gets beaten to the punch every time when I throw a bug or treat to them. Today I isolated her momentarily, threw a Japanese beetle at her and she went for it, but missed it on the ground by a good inch. She turned to walk away. I picked up the bug and threw it right in front of her. She pecked at it a couple of times but gave up without getting it. Being an EE, she has muffs that seemed to be restricting her peripheral vision so my hubby and I trimmed them, thinking that would solve some of her issues. Well, it hasn't. Her "sister" EE seemed to be helped by the feather trim under her eyes, but not Dovie. I am wondering if I need to start feeding her separately every day, or let her fend for herself. She does OK with a pan of crumbles, watermelon rind or anything large mass that she can aimlessly pick at. She comes to the feed pan after the others have left, usually, not joining in the fracas. (or being run off by the roo) She will be nearing laying age soon, and she is no bigger than a popcorn fart. My accidental roo, Buck, picks on her a lot, to the point that Dovie squawks and runs if Buck even looks her direction. Maybe I should take her aside daily and feed her a scrambled egg? She is my prettiest chicken, naturally. Does anyone else have "challenged" chickens? Do you give them special treatment?