I just lost my beautiful golden cuckoo marans rooster on Thanksgiving. He apparently ate some type of plant, which I found in his droppings after he died.
My question is................. I only have two hens left in an 8 x 10 foot coop. One is about 6+ yrs old the other is about 5+ yrs old. I do not know what to do. It is very hard to integrate a new flock in with two old birds. I would love to have another rooster, but do not know what to do in that respect either. I have a closed flock (if you could call it that) and I do not want to stress out the older ladies and have them get sick because of it, either. Also if one of the two hens should die then I only have one bird and I do not think it is fair to keep any animal alone. Any suggestions? I do not want to give then away and possibly have them free range and have something happen to them that way. Any thoughts on the subject would be greatly appreciated.