One of my hens, an 18 month old Golden Laced Wyandotte, has recently started roosting alone. She is generally skittish and is the 2nd lowest girl in a flock of 8. My coop is set up so there is one primary 2x4 as the roosting bar, with a small old closet pole running perpendicular to the main bar. The girls tend to roost in one group of three and one group of four on the main roost, and then this girl is off by herself on the pole. If you can picture the set-up, it sort of looks like this: | | x x x x x x x | | | x She finished up a molt about a month ago- during the molt, she was always tucked in carefully between the 4 on the right side. After the molt, she seemed to want to be by herself. Her new preferred spot puts her right underneath a (shuttered but screened in) window and right against the uninsulated front wall of the coop. Now that it's getting closer to 0*F overnight, I'm a little worried about her being off by herself. I don't heat my coop in the winter, but always take comfort that they are snuggled up together keeping each other warm. Is she going to be ok off by herself like this? I don't usually meddle with their flock dynamics, but I could pretty easily "force" her to snuggle up with the others by just taking down that extra pole. The rest of them don't really ever seem to use it- I put it there thinking it would allow them to spread out a little in the summer when it was stuffy, but they never did this past year. Or do I just let her do her thing, and if she's cold, she'll move?