Hello everyone! I have had chickens for just over a year now and had very few problems integrating new birds into the flock...until now. I got 4 Maran/Polish crosses from another backyard chicken lady a couple months ago. One of them was about half the size of the others and is, I think, a few weeks younger. As time goes on and the other pullets get bigger and more beautiful every day, this little girl seems to be growing much slower. After watching the flock's behavior, I noticed that she is getting picked on quite a bit around the food bowl every morning (I have two for 11 chickens but no matter which she goes to she gets pushed away). So I started giving her her own food and separating her for at least part of the day. My concern is that this will not help her fit in any better and may not even be necessary. I also plan on increasing her protein intake to see if that helps and separating her will make this easier as well. Any thoughts?