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How Long Can a Chicken Live Alone?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by donnerbrandpears, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. donnerbrandpears

    donnerbrandpears New Egg

    Jun 12, 2010
    Hiya. So I have a rooster and a hen. I thought I was getting two hens, but ended up with a rooster. I have two more young girls that I want to put out in the coop, but they are still a little young to go out there. It will be at least a week before they are old enough.

    The rooster is now crowing in the early morning and driving everyone crazy. We want to get rid of him asap--but that would mean the other hen would be alone in the coop until the chicks are old enough to go out with her. I heard that chickens don't do well by themselves, but it would only be for about a week or two. How do they do alone? She is a very docile, almost reptilian bird, very dependent on the rooster.

    I really appreciate any info you can give me.
  2. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 19, 2009
    The other chicken will be fine.
  3. Farmer_Dan

    Farmer_Dan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2010
    yep, as Alice in Chains said...

    It's time to snuff that rooster.

    You're girl will be fine, maybe a little lonely, but nothing that will cause any permanent damage.
  4. tobin123

    tobin123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2009
    had a single hen by herself for 2 mths and she did just fine

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