Just one hen left; will she be okay by herself?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sacchicken931, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. sacchicken931

    sacchicken931 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 29, 2009
    A skunk came through and killed 2 of the my 3 hens. I have a gold sex link left. Will she be okay by herself? She's eating but she's acting a little depressed.
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Chickens are very sociable creatures and it is understandable that your remaining hen is depressed. I would suggest finding her another playmate as she probably won't do well alone. You would have to take the place of the other hens with attention, and it is just not possible to fully fill that position. It would probably be easy to introduce another hen with her being that she is all alone. I am sorry to hear about the other hens.
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2011
  3. equine chick

    equine chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Definitely get her a friend.
  4. the4heathernsmom

    the4heathernsmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2008
    east texas
    She needs a friend of some sort !!!

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