New and need advice!!
- Broody Magician
Ah Ishpeming - My Uncle,Aunt .cousins lived there many years ago - couldn't forget a name like that.
I would also suggest you check out predator threads - everything loves to eat chicken. Do/did you free range your birds?
Have you checked out the buy-sell-trade forum (free re-homing threads are there too)? Once you have 20 posts you can use that part of BYC and might be able to find a POL girl or two to keep Bowser company.
If your coop is ready enough for 1, I'd say go for it now. It seems to me (maybe I'm wrong?) it would be easier for her to get used to new friends now rather than after she has been alone a lot longer.
Have you talked to the members on your state thread? They might have some good advice for your weather, and any other issues you might have in your area:
Maybe you could share an order with someone? You'd want at least 2-3 so if something happens to one, you won't be back to having a lone bird.