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Can a hen live alone?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Andreasalazar97, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. Andreasalazar97

    Andreasalazar97 New Egg

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    I've had a baby chicken since last weak and I pet her and spend a lot of time with her which is something I love. But I don't know if she's going to survive without other chicken friend. Maybe she will get use to be alone; but I'm not sure. I don't want her to be sad or to grow up sad.
     
  2. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would recommend getting another chick or two..
     
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! I too would recomend that you get her a friend of a similar age and size so that she is not lonely. Chickens are flock animals amd thrive with other chicken friends that live with them. I hope you are able to find her a friend I'm sure she would appreciate this very much.

    Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
     
  4. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC chickens are social creatures they need to have flock mates she will be lonely unless she has some more chicks with her.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined the flock! Chickens are social and prefer at least one other. If not they will bond to other animals as part of their flock. With other chickens it can teach her social and ordinary chicken behavior.
     
  7. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome. Ditto on all the above posts and what better excuse for chicken maths! [​IMG]

    All the best
    CT
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    OR you may want to raise him/her as a housechicken. There is a popular thread called "people with housechickens." I mention that because going from one chick to several is a big move. Maybe you should wait and see how things go with your family and the one chicken for now.
     
  9. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft! Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. You have received awesome advice already, good luck with your girl!
     

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