Can I keep her on her own??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Rossparker, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. Rossparker

    Rossparker Hatching

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    Well after removing the two vicious hens out of the coop and leaving my third on her own for two days, she seems soooo much happier! She has started eating, sun bathing layed two eggs after none for weeks and she has been sleeping in the nest box rather than under the shed cos the other two wouldn't let her in!

    I have re-introduced them today, but not good news. They are still pushing her around and she seems so scared she hasn't eaten, drank, and she hasn't been out from under the shed all day, and she now is under there for the night.

    We have a friend who has said he'd take the two bullies. But was wondering after her being so relaxed and happy on her own for the two days, would she be ok to be left on her own for good??

    Did think of getting a pullet to keep her company! And can you keep Bantams with average size hens?

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Ross
     
  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Keep her away from the bully hens. So long as she can see other chickens she can live on her own. Otherwise, introduce a new hen and see what happens.
     

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