lonely chicken

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by BielefelderHen, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. BielefelderHen

    BielefelderHen Songster

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    I had four chickens
    the first was very weak and died abt half a year old. The second was looking down in the dumps and finally tripped over a root and badly hurt itself abt a year ago, and died. The third died a week ago for no understandable reason. (???) the fourth is fairly strong and healthy but it is missing its friends and doesn't lay eggs consistently. It also appears to be very lonely at times

    I am considering giving to anther friend who has chickens
    is this a good move to take or not?
     
  2. drewskimac

    drewskimac Songster

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    I would say that is a certainly not a bad move, especially if you are losing sleep over worrying about it. Chickens certainly seem happier and more active in a social environment.
     
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  3. BielefelderHen

    BielefelderHen Songster

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    I have heard that from other people also so I will probably do that as soon as I can
    thanks
     
  4. Margaretlumley01

    Margaretlumley01 Chirping

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    Good idea
     
  5. Chickiemom25

    Chickiemom25 Songster

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    well that all depends. how many and what are the living condition of the others.... flocks don't like to take in new birds easily. I find that since mine free range, they do better than those that live in runs or tractors, as the newbie can go elsewhere during the day. I also only introduce birds in at least pairs. I have 5 new chicks who will eventually join the flock but may remain a separate subflock. You might be better off starting chicken math and getting 3 new chicks to join yours,

     
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  6. drewskimac

    drewskimac Songster

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    This is a good point - if adding chickens to your flock is a possibility, it would be the better option.
     
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  7. N Sully

    N Sully Songster

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    Also not knowing what caused the others death, you might bring and infect her flock.
     
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  8. silkie10

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    I would give her away if you are not willing to get any more chickens. She would be fine with even just one friend.
     
  9. BielefelderHen

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    thanks for the info
     

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