just lost a rhode island red......

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sumarkij, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. sumarkij

    sumarkij New Egg

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    I have had 2 RIR's for 2 years. One got attacked by something while I was gone and lost her comb and some feathers. She continued to eat and was healing great. she just passed away this morning:(. will my other hen be okay by herself until spring or should i go ahead now and find some chicks to bring in with her? is it too late in the summer to get chicks. We live in western NC and it is warm now but the mornings are cool. My other hen is eating and doing fine. Please help....
     
  2. brahmakid11

    brahmakid11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you should get some chicks and keep them in a barn with a heat lamp
     
  3. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    CAn you get another a similar size?
     
  4. Denisemomof4

    Denisemomof4 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:isn't it recommended you not mix the ages of hens/chicks? I learned this recently when I came her with lots of health issues.
     
  5. sumarkij

    sumarkij New Egg

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    thank you to everyone.......I just loved my chicken and now I don't want the other to get lonely.........
     
  6. Ilovemyladies!

    Ilovemyladies! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should try to get 2 or 3 hens close to her size. What breed is she?
     
  7. MEchickenfarmer33

    MEchickenfarmer33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    People raise chicks year round just as long as they are under heat lamps. I would get some more if ur other one shows signs of being lonesome. My neighbors had one hen for about amyear by herself and she was just fine on her own.[​IMG]
     
  8. sumarkij

    sumarkij New Egg

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    she is a rhode island red. we live in a small town and I am having trouble finding any. but I am checking....
     

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