i have one chick (about 11 weeks old right now) that is very much the bottom of the pecking order. i noticed sunday that she looked a bit weak, i think she has been having trouble getting to the feed enough. i brought her into the garage in a spare rabbit cage and gave her some food. she ate fine and perked up a good bit, so i don't think she is sick or anything like that. i put her back out with the others tuesday morning when i let them out to range. my plan, since i doubt she will ever not be bottom bird is to keep an eye on her and whenever i suspect she isn't getting enough food to bring her in for a day or two by herself to get some food in her then put her back out. does this sound like a reasonable idea? or is there something else i should do that would work better? oh, i have 8x 1 year old hens and 22x 11 week old chicks, a mixed flock, and the one in question is the only Polish of the lot. i suspect that is part of why she is bullied a bit. she is missing a lot of feathers but i haven't seen any real damage or any blood.