I got my white rock pullet as a chick and her chick friends were part of a "bad batch" and all died. She's the only survivor and she lives alone in a dog cage. Before the last one died, we put them in the coop with the rest of the chickens and I watched them and made sure that while they established the pecking order they didn't kill my birds. Everything was going well so I left for a minute to get something to drink. I got back and one bird was half dead in a bucket and the pullet I have now, Quito, had her head in a hole in the ground. I thought she was dead, but I picked her up and she was fine, just playing dead to keep herself alive. So I moved her to the dog cage and took the half dead chick back for the farm to raise. It's fine now. So I raised her in a dog cage (large size) in our garage until she could grow up. She got really attached to me and she also developed some mental issues. She scratches for food inside her food bowl. She pecks her water instead of drinking it. It's really weird. It's like she doesn't know how to be a chicken. Now we're going on vacation soon and she has to live in the coop. I just put her in there on the roosting pole with the hens and she was deathly afraid of my huge Isa Browns. She kept flying back into my arms. I left her there and I'm getting up early to make sure they don't try to kill her. I don't want her to play dead again because she eventually will be dead if she doesn't eat and drink. What should I do? Should I return her? Should I let them work it out? Help!