Can my hen live alone

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  1. orangechicken11

    orangechicken11 Out Of The Brooder

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    So I had a hen and a rooster today the rooster was killed by my dog
    I was wondering if the hen could still be able to live alone. The Hen always followed the rooster when they were out roaming and catching crickets. So I was kinda concerned. PLEASE RESPOND AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!
     
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  2. tblee

    tblee Out Of The Brooder

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    Your hen will need companions, no hen will like being alone.
     
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  4. orangechicken11

    orangechicken11 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am just wondering if it will be able to survive alone?
     
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    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    The goal in good husbandry should not be mere survival - but rather to provide the care that will allow an animal in your care to thrive.
     
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  6. orangechicken11

    orangechicken11 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am going to get new chickens in a couple of weeks I am wondering if it will be able to stay by itself until then?i don't use them for eggs either just as a pet.
     
  7. tblee

    tblee Out Of The Brooder

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    Your hen will be feeling insecure and lonely which will cause her to be in a permanent state of stress eventually resulting in her becoming poorly but no ?'s are frowned upon everyone is here to help you with all concerns you may have with your hen:)
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm sorry about the loss of your rooster. [​IMG]It would be best if you could get your hen a friend (or even better, several friends) as soon as possible. Chickens are social flock animals and won't do well without companions.
     
  9. orangechicken11

    orangechicken11 Out Of The Brooder

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    So will my hen be able to survive for a couple of weeks tho?
     
  10. orangechicken11

    orangechicken11 Out Of The Brooder

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    Will it be able to survive for acouple of weeks by itself
     

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