I have a EE chicken who's 6 1/2 months old. We call her "Crazy chawk" because she's always been a little nutty and acted much more flighty than our other 8 hens (her "real" name is Velvet). All of our chickens are very close - they do everything together and get very upset if they get seperated. They free range from morning until dusk on two acres and then they go into the coop and get locked up at night. Today Crazy chawk kept staying behind when the little flock would go places. She stayed under the coop for an hour or so, and then when the chickens moved again she went under a tree and just pecked around for a while. Later in the afternoon she rejoined the chickens, but normally if one of the chickens is separated they really panic. Crazy chawk seemed totally unconcerned. She looks healthy (as far as I can tell - these are my first chickens) and was eating. She wasn't limping, and wasn't missing any feathers. Besides staying separate from the other chickens most of the day, she acted completely normal and calm (well normal for Crazy chawk). I spend an hour or so with my chickens every day, so I'm pretty familiar with their patterns and routines. Could anyone shed any light into why she might be acting this way? I thought it might have something to do with her preparing for laying an egg. None of my chickens have laid yet. Is this normal behavior, or should I be worried that she's sick? I genuinely like my Crazy chawk and just want to make sure she's okay. I'll post a few pictures taken last week. She looks pretty much the same this week - so if anyone notices anything unusual, let me know! Thanks! Velvet in the sun digging in the compost pile. Velvet taking a nap. Velvet in the shade.