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How Long Can a Chicken Live Alone?

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Hiya. So I have a rooster and a hen. I thought I was getting two hens, but ended up with a rooster. I have two more young girls that I want to put out in the coop, but they are still a little young to go out there. It will be at least a week before they are old enough.

The rooster is now crowing in the early morning and driving everyone crazy. We want to get rid of him asap--but that would mean the other hen would be alone in the coop until the chicks are old enough to go out with her. I heard that chickens don't do well by themselves, but it would only be for about a week or two. How do they do alone? She is a very docile, almost reptilian bird, very dependent on the rooster.

I really appreciate any info you can give me.

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The other chicken will be fine.

The obscure we understand eventually. 
The obvious takes a little longer.
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The obscure we understand eventually. 
The obvious takes a little longer.
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post #3 of 4

yep, as Alice in Chains said...

It's time to snuff that rooster.

You're girl will be fine, maybe a little lonely, but nothing that will cause any permanent damage.

There wont be much crowing after slaughter day.

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There wont be much crowing after slaughter day.

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had a single hen by herself for 2 mths and she did just fine

Family of 4 in Indiana.We Homeschool our son and we are learning to become more self-sufficient on our farm/There are lots of chicken breeds running around as well as 4 dogs and 2 cats..Small pumpkin farm.And Hatching is non-stop.Watch the farm on our website,while we grow,laugh learn.THis may be a crazy life but its our life!!!!

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Family of 4 in Indiana.We Homeschool our son and we are learning to become more self-sufficient on our farm/There are lots of chicken breeds running around as well as 4 dogs and 2 cats..Small pumpkin farm.And Hatching is non-stop.Watch the farm on our website,while we grow,laugh learn.THis may be a crazy life but its our life!!!!

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