So I had two pairs of one hen and one cockerel. This was all working out fine until unfortunately one of my hens got sick, and sadly she passed away about 3 weeks ago.
Since then, one of my cockerels has been living on his own- clearly I cannot put him in with the other pair as that would result in a fight between the two boys, and so now I am wondering what I should do.
Firstly, I do not want to get rid of the cockerel, I have had him since he hatched and I am very attached to him.
Secondly, I don't think that keeping him on his own is an option, as it simply seems cruel to do so.
This leads me to think that I should introduce some hens to him. I think that I should get two hens instead of just the one, as this may be cruel for the one hen being on her own as they don't know each other.
So I want to introduce two hens to a now agitated and lonely cockerel, and having had no experience of ever doing this before, I am wondering how exactly I should go about it?!
Any ideas and advice would be great!!