Introducing one hen

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ColoradoChicks, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. ColoradoChicks

    ColoradoChicks In the Brooder

    Jul 25, 2011
    I just adopted a hen today from a neighbor. She was giving Sofia away because she thought Sofia was lonely. She's been by herself for a while.

    This is only night one, but she refused to go to either of the roost areas - she's all by herself on a stick roost in the run. I tried to put her on the roost with the not-so-smart three chicks (six weeks old) and the two month old only child chick, but she immediately flew off three times. I did not try to incorporate her into the coop with the nine original hens (a year and a half old).

    Should I just wait for her to figure it out or should I try harder to get her to go inside?

    She just seems so sad and lonely.

  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Give her time. She's probably a bit freaked out by the strange environment.

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