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Replacing a Chicken

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Hello, I am very new to chickens and I might be posting this in the wrong area. I have 2 almost 1 year Wyandottes and 2 6 week old Australorps. Pretty sure one of the babies is a rooster. I am taking back to the feed store when they start accepting roosters in a month. Will my little hen be okay with the Wyandottes or should I get another chicken around the same age to replace the rooster? Thanks in advance for your feedback.
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No, you should never add a single chicken to a flock. You need to purchase another bird of similar age to raise with the remaining Australorp.

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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Thank you. I have received different answers from people since my flock consists of two. I will purchase another hen and happy to do so.
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