Our sweet banty has been acting off for about a week. We have 5 hens, all a year old, only one bantam. She has stopped laying (I checked possible hiding spots and found no eggs and they were all locked in for the weekend, no banty eggs in the nest boxes) and seems depressed. She has started going to bed 30-60 minutes before the others, she was never the first in bed before. She also keeps to herself and I've noticed her tail is down as she walks around. She does not seem sick otherwise. She is the lowest of the pecking order. I think there is a shift going on in the pecking order for #1, our old top hen was a very gentle dictator, the one possibly taking her place is not as nice to the others and does frequently peck her. Is this just an emotional thing or do you think there is more going on? Oh, their coop is 9 x 5 and they are let out about 7:30 am into a 1500 ft2 run, they have lots of space.