I have six red, all bought as chicks at the same time. One is buff colored, the other five are red. The pecking order has been established and the buff is definitely at the bottom. I understand that this is normal, but have a hard time watching as the other five peck at her unmercifully. She runs to a corner of the pen and tucks her head down to escape their pecking. A couple of days ago, I had finally had enough, so I put her in a wire dog crate separating her from the bullies! Even though this is working, I don't want it to be permanent. The buff is the only one not laying eggs. I thought it may be because she is so stressed out! She may be a little smaller than the others but looks healthy. I don't think she is eating much food, but enjoys pecking for bugs in the yard. Any ideas?