Our very sweetest chicken is the lowest in the pecking order, and it shows. The other chickens don't let her sleep near them, and during the day she is often by herself as well. Our chickens came in three batches: 3 sexlinks (now two), 2 leghorns (joined us as laying hens), and then 5 mixed, she's part of the last group and grew up with them. Among the younger ones, they'll hang out with her, but when we let them free range Sweetie stays by the door of our house rather than roaming about. She seems to enjoy her friends when they are nearby. But she gets especially picked on by the older chickens. Is there anything I can do about this? We give her lots of attention, but it's probably not the same thing. She seems just like a poor little loner, and very submissive, I've never seen her stand up for herself in the slightest. What have others done to protect their less popular chickens? (oh, and we have some eggs under a broody right now, so the mixup might change soon so long as the city decides not to restrict the number of chickens we're allowed...we'll just have to see about that).