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Lone chicken and southern winters

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by sweetchix, Oct 9, 2016.

  1. sweetchix

    sweetchix In the Brooder

    Mar 24, 2013
    I am down to one Buff Orphington hen who is 3 years old and always been bossy. Can she survive the winter by herself? We live in Memphis where the winters aren't terribly cold and we do have the coop insulated during the winter. I plan to get more in the spring. Do you think she will survive the winter or do I need to find her a home with otner chickens?

  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    She will be fine physically through winter, she will keep herself warm, just make sure she has somewhere out of the wind to spend her days, but mentally it depends on if she's lonely.
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
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