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Loosing a flock member!

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Hi! I'm new here and new to chickens. We received a small flock of random birds for Christmas. They were about 3-4 months old at the time . Well one has turned out to be a strapping young lad who's learning his voice very quickly. I'm so upset because it was my favorite and I have to get rid of him this week. My city will not allow roosters. My question/concern is: can two hens be left together and be okay? I don't have the money to build a quarantine right now to add to the flock and o surely don't want to mess these ladies up! I'm so attached to all of them!

Side info: he's going to a good home of a family friend so at least he won't be dinner!
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They should be fine together.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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post #3 of 4

They may be glad he's gone...lol.

There's no telling with live animals how they might react to any change n their environment.

 

They may act a bit odd for a week or so,

not because they are mourning his departure,

but because it changes the dynamic of the 'flock'.

 

Give them time, they'll be fine.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #4 of 4

wow! glad he's not dinner, he looks awesome!

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