We are down to our final hen, a 3 year old barred rock. We are ready to get out of the chicken business (hobby) so we don't want to add to our flock.
We once took in a hen in this situation from a friend, and our flock bullied her for months before she was finally accepted by them. I do not want our hen to go through this, as she already seems so sad.
If I can find someone just starting a flock with chicks only who is willing to take one older girl, could that potentially work? It is definitely chick season around here. I don't know if there would be a risk of her injuring the young ones though. She has never been aggressive, so I hope it would be OK.
The poor girl is barely eating and not laying, and I would love to get her settled somewhere where she'll be happier as soon as possible, I just don't know where this will be.