can you continue with only 'one' hen ...?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by MzBalance, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. MzBalance

    MzBalance Out Of The Brooder

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    I"ve lost 3 of my RIR .. can I continue with just the one left?
     
  2. justtoni44

    justtoni44 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2010
    oregon
    She will be very lonesome..........[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2011
  3. MzBalance

    MzBalance Out Of The Brooder

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    she is ... breaks my heart!
     
  4. ll

    ll Chillin' With My Peeps

    I might be in the same boat [​IMG]
    We have 2 chicks left.
    If our chick starts to crow we will have none of the original chicks we bought because they'll all have turned out to be roos [​IMG]
    I only have one definite pullet who is here to stay, and if I get another to keep her company then I have to worry about introducing/fighting = bleh. If you try another, I was told it's best to sneak them together at night when they're sleepy on the roost.
     
  5. BovieVei

    BovieVei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens are flock birds. They are social and function better in a group.

    Go ahead, get another bird. They're like potato chips.... You can't just have one!
     
  6. juliaaa

    juliaaa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Once they cluck you can't stop! [​IMG] -One of my kids said that once lol
     
  7. ll

    ll Chillin' With My Peeps

    If your remaining hen goes broody you can try to sneak some hatchlings under her at night.
     

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