I rescued my roo BBQ with his "sister" Teriyaki last summer, they were very happy until poor Teriyaki was snatched by a fox. We were all heartbroken, especially BBQ! He was SO depressed! So, I then got two hen's (a large farm was rehoming) thinking they would keep him company. Having Honey & Glaze has helped BBQ & they all live together in their coop and do fine, the hen's generally stick together but they do hang out with him sometimes....long story short.
We just got 8 chicks, which stay in their own coop & have a totally enclosed outdoor "play area"....so far, just a slight interest from the hens or BBQ. BUT the last few day's BBQ is so sad, doesn't even want his peanut treats, sits alone, doesn't run to see me when I call him, has this sad far away look in his eyes. I think he is eating & drinking but not like he normally does, he seems healthy...Idk much about chickens, he & Teriyaki were my first.
Please, any advice is appreciated! Wondering if the arrival of the chicks has caused this recent sadness!