One of my buff orps is at the bottom of pecking order, from what I see. I have ten chicks. We are new at this and raised them from day-old buddies. We built a nice covered chicken house with fenced run; they free range afternoons. After the first month or so of all flying up to perch at nite, the one we call Dumbwad (in loving way) started perching by herself just outside where the others perch. My heart went out to her. So now each nite when I go out to shut the gate for their protection, I move her in on the perch with the others. They grumble but move over to let her stay. My concern is this: Am I doing the right thing or should I let them sort it out. My husband says she may have the job of guarding the ones on the big perch??? She asserts herself during free range time. They don't abuse her otherwise.