I Live on the 11th floor, do chickens have suicidal tendencies?


5 Years
Apr 30, 2014
Roanoke area, Va.
I'm having a hard time taking this discussion seriously, sorry. You can keep a single chicken if you want. But there's nothing "natural" about it.
Centrarchid raises games and game mixes in a very natural environment where they choose their social groupings, roosts, and nests for the most part. I imagine that male gamebirds are much less likely to socialize than a flock of laying hens and likely do go for long periods of time with little interaction with other birds. Game hens are also more combative than laying breeds and also probably don't stick super close to each other for the majority of the day.

So, you are both right. Game birds are likely perfectly happy alone and likely choose to be alone a good bit of the time. Laying hens in a coop and run environment where it is all hens likely tend to socialize and group together for most of the day.

Different birds raised and maintained in different environments.


Jul 24, 2019
Boston Area, MA
Yes, and hawks fly alone. We're not talking about the same thing here, and that's where it gets confusing and weird. The OP was talking about chickens. Presumably, regular plain' old chickens that need buddies. Not a specialized breeding program of solitary type birds of other kinds. And even then, the phrase "choose their social groupings" alone suggests a social setting of some sort, which they can choose from. Not a single solitary animal in the entire compound.
Top Bottom