Airhead aka Lil Bit. She is very obviously the lowest-ranking member of my flock. When the chickens were a bit younger she get picked on enough to loose some back feathers, but I applied pine tar and that has stopped. She is smaller than the rest, but not dramatically so; since the ones that pick on her haven't figured out how to keep her out of both feeders at once. When I'm outside with them she stays either in my lap or on the ground close to me. The others pretty much know she is off limits then and for the most part leave her alone. Even when I'm not outside with them if she gets harassed she runs and jumps on the back of my chair and gets left alone. When the rest of the chickens put themselves to bed at night she always dawdles around outside, as if she doesn't want to go in with them. Then we have to go thru this ritual whereby I put her in with the others, she jumps back out, and it goes on like that until I'm quick enough to get her in and close the door before she can jump back out. She CANNOT be a house chicken. So all I can do for her is to hand feed her an extra serving of feed and yogurt a day and offer her my protection when I'm with them. Any other suggestions? I thought about making a seperate place for her and the two flock mates that are next in line to her at the bottom of the pecking order; but I'm afraid those two would just start picking on her. Those two don't bother her much right now. Also, I noticed today that she has some sort of vision problem. She's not blind, but she has a hard time zeroing in on food. I held a raisin in the palm of my hand for her and she pecked all around it before she finally managed to connect her beak with the raisin.