I noticed yesterday that one of the pullets from the November hatch was looking peaked, and stumbling a bit. She is much smaller than the others from the same hatch, so I decided to pull out the chicken hospital and make her welcome in the house. She won't have to use her energy keeping warm, and can concentrate on healing instead. She also won't have any competition for food or water, and nobody to pick on her, so I am hoping that she will get better.
The chicken hospital is just a dog kennel outfitted with pine shavings, food and water. I put the bucket in there last night so she could roost. It is such a powerful instinct for them that she was roosting on her feed bowl, even though that only brought her about two inches off the floor! She was very happy to have the bucket, and be a whole 8 inches up. I took it out today to give her a bit more room to roam.
Here is a little video of her. You can see how pale she is, and she looks like she is going to fall asleep right there on my arm.