Six yr old Spangled Hamburg suddenly the outcast


Aug 6, 2021
I’ve got 10 hens in the coop, the oldest of which are a Hamburg and a Speckled Sussex, together since they hatched 6 yrs ago (others are various ages 2-5 yrs old). Last few months I’ve noticed the Hamburg spending more and more time on her own, both inside the coop and in the run, last to return to the roost and sometimes opting to sleep outside instead. The last few weeks I’ve seen some of the younger girls aggressively pecking her down the order, to the point where she is constantly running and hiding in corners. Anyone familiar with an outcast syndrome like this? And more to the point, anything to do about it other than just let nature take its course?
Wonders if the Ham is ill?
Is she molting?
Is there a place she can shelter without being stuck in a corner?
Is she getting enough to eat and drink?
Multiple feed and water stations might be a good idea.

How big is your coop and run, in feet by feet?
Dimensions and pics would help here.

Oh, and..... Welcome to BYC! @JAMontclair
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Chickens usually spend time away from the rest of the flock and the flock will avoid them if the chicken is sick, molting, or dying. Check her for signs of r we irks or mites, lots of lost feathers, odd poops/eggs, lethargy, and see if she’s talking and standing normally

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