I cannot say for certain, and I am sorry to hear of your loss, but I think i read somewhere that its easier to add 2 to a flock then just one, but I am not sure if that depends on how many you have to start with. I would say 2 is usually better than one and if for any reason something happens in the future there are still 2 left to be company for one another. How big is your coop because that makes a difference. I would have trouble just adding one, its too easy to get carried away. Good Luck! Were you considering any particular breeds?I had a chicken pass away today, now i have just 1.what is the best way forward. I dont want her to be lonely. should i get 1 more, 2 more..?
I am told GCs are a form of those. We have 3 of them and we enjoy them. That sounds like a good choice. It should make the integration alot easier if they are alike. I know in the other posts above that it was mentioned the size because of age will affect it as well. Were you going to get them as chicks or get older hens? I would think older would be easier to deal with in this situation maybe. In any case I think you are headed in the right direction!I am considering adding 2 red sex links (already have 1) she is 2 years old. the coop is a 4 bird coop and they have free range of the garden also.