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Can a hen live alone?

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I've had a baby chicken since last weak and I pet her and spend a lot of time with her which is something I love. But I don't know if she's going to survive without other chicken friend. Maybe she will get use to be alone; but I'm not sure. I don't want her to be sad or to grow up sad.
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I would recommend getting another chick or two..

A proud member of 4h and a strong bearer of the Pacific Northwest and its Cold, not to mention a chicken mommy of 3 Cochins, 1 Sicilian Buttercup, 2 Bantam EE, 1 RIR/EE Mix, 1 Mille Fleur Booted Bantam, and 2 bantam OEGB's, a Black Bearded Silkie and a double laced silver Plymouth Bantam!
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A proud member of 4h and a strong bearer of the Pacific Northwest and its Cold, not to mention a chicken mommy of 3 Cochins, 1 Sicilian Buttercup, 2 Bantam EE, 1 RIR/EE Mix, 1 Mille Fleur Booted Bantam, and 2 bantam OEGB's, a Black Bearded Silkie and a double laced silver Plymouth Bantam!
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Hi welcome-byc.gif

Glad you could join the flock! I too would recomend that you get her a friend of a similar age and size so that she is not lonely. Chickens are flock animals amd thrive with other chicken friends that live with them. I hope you are able to find her a friend I'm sure she would appreciate this very much.

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Welcome to BYC chickens are social creatures they need to have flock mates she will be lonely unless she has some more chicks with her.

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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post #6 of 9

Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined the flock! Chickens are social and prefer at least one other. If not they will bond to other animals as part of their flock. With other chickens it can teach her social and ordinary chicken behavior.

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Hi and welcome. Ditto on all the above posts and what better excuse for chicken maths! :thumbsup

 

All the best

CT

Nairobi, Kenya
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post #8 of 9

OR  you may want to raise him/her as a housechicken.  There is a popular thread called  "people with housechickens." I mention that because going from one  chick to several is a big move.   Maybe you should wait and see how  things go with your  family and the one chicken for now.

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Hello!

Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. You have received awesome advice already, good luck with your girl!
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Did a moth know that the flame was going to change her life forever, or did she simply fly towards that heated embrace, knowing it would offer her something she couldn't give herself? In the end, the answer didn't really matter. The moth had never wanted the choice. -Joey W. Hill-
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