Disabled Hen in Need of Companion

jrtgirl

Hatching
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Apr 20, 2012
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I'm not sure where this post would best fit in but I'm looking for advice on what type of chicken (or other bird) might make a good companion to a hen with one bad leg.

I'm looking for a docile, sweet tempered bird to live in a coop with a 2 year old female New Hampshire Red who has limited mobility due to an old injury to one leg.

I was thinking about a smaller bird or another one with a disability...but I'm not sure. Does anyone have any suggestions as to a companion bird who will not beat up my disabled hen? It doesn't have to be a chicken but if it is I need a hen not a rooster ; )

Thank you so much

Steph!
 

StarLover21

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I would suggest a Salmon Faverolle. They are pretty much THE most docile bird out there, almost always on the bottom of the pecking order. And I think docile/non agressive would be good for your bird. They're also ADORABLE and really sweet :)
 

jrtgirl

Hatching
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Apr 20, 2012
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Thanks for the feedback- they are lovely! I will see if I can find any nearby : )

Steph
 

speckledhen

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All want ads must be in Buy Sell Trade, please, but I put this in Managing so you could get some advice on how to do this, what bird would best suit your situation, etc.
 
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dretd

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I would suggest a Salmon Faverolle. They are pretty much THE most docile bird out there, almost always on the bottom of the pecking order. And I think docile/non agressive would be good for your bird. They're also ADORABLE and really sweet :)
Completely agree 100%. I have a Salmon Faverolles, Soleil, and the poor dear is below the bottom of the pecking order if that's possible. She just doesn't understand normal chicken interactions and is prone to panic when the mean girls come around. She will hang out with a few of our chickens as long as they don't peck her.

She follows us humans everywhere and is incredibly sweet. My daughter has nicknamed her the little duckling. You are very kind to try and find a sweet companion for your chicken!
 
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