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16 week old lost her coop mate

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by cslosberg, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. cslosberg

    cslosberg In the Brooder

    May 6, 2010
    I had two 16 week old birds that were purchased together, living in a coop separate from my seven birds of mixed ages from 1-4 years old. One of the 16 week olds died suddenly today, the other is fine. I had been slowly introducing them all to each other. Now my dilemma is what to do about the remaining juvenile. Either I find her a friend of similar age, let them bond and then incorporate them together with the rest in a month or so, or try to incorporate her into the flock by herself, which I know can lead to other problems. Thoughts?

  2. Messipaw

    Messipaw Songster

    Apr 3, 2013
    Oh I am so sorry. I would try to find her a friend first. It seems easier and she will always have a friend. Good luck.

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