how long should I keep just one chicken

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by msdowning, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. msdowning

    msdowning New Egg

    Apr 12, 2011
    Hi everyone,
    We had a flock of 3 very nice chickens, and unfortunately 2 of them met their maker two days ago. Apart from the sadness of losing the chickens, I also feel very bad for the one remaining. I know that chickens don't do very well living solo, and we are working on getting her some friends very soon. However, we're going away for the weekend and might not be able to get her friends until next week. Is that too long to wait, or is it OK for her to live alone for a week or two?

  2. Savannah Poultry

    Savannah Poultry The Source

    Mar 29, 2010
    Lakeview, OR
    She'll be fine for only a week. But as soon as you can is best.
  3. cindylo

    cindylo Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 2, 2011
    Idaho Falls, ID
    Sorry for your loss. You're right that chickens are social creatures and need companionship of other chickens. But since you'r going away and can't get her a friend..... I dunno..... How old is she? Does she seem OK and eating right?? I guess my answer is I dunno. Here's a little bump.

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