Hello everyone! I'm new to backyard chicken but have been lurking for quite some time. We just got our little ladies a few days ago and I'm so in love. This is our first time with chickens so some of my questions might be silly to come. I have a real problem with becoming too attached to these girls and giving them personalities. I actually do that with all animals. I can't help it haha. Ok, my question is about the runt. She's always by herself. All the time. Sometimes I see her pecking the ground for food but I don't usually see her eating from the food dish. I don't see her drinking but I don't watch them constantly. I tried separating her to offer food and water but she hated being separated. She falls asleep in my hand when I hold her so I don't think she's scared but maybe? I just feel so bad for her. Should I keep trying to separate her so she can eat or do you think she's getting enough while I'm not watching. Do all runts die from not getting what they need? I realize that some people think I'm dumb for feeling like this. It's really hard for me to watch her all alone in there but I really can't help it.