can chickens be sad

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by SAINTSCHICKS, Jul 20, 2016.

  1. SAINTSCHICKS

    SAINTSCHICKS Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a number of chickens and have gotten them a few at a time. I noticed that they seem to hang out with their brooder mates a bit more then the others. With that being said I had a Leggbar and black Marans that were a brooder family. My Leggbar just passed recently and my Marans doesn't seem to be doing that well. She is always by herself and now her comb is getting pale. She is eating and drinking and her poo is good. Is it possible that she is mourning?
     
  2. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes.It also been told chickens can even have empathy for others...
     
  3. SAINTSCHICKS

    SAINTSCHICKS Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you so much for responding! I have put her in with my younger girls to see if they will bond... she did find herself back to the big girl coop tonight [​IMG] was hoping she would go to bed with the teenagers. Wish me luck!
     
  4. SueT

    SueT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck with the Maran. Of course she could be mourning. Chickens are a lot smarter than most (non chicken) people think. Let us know how it goes....
     

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