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My hen passed away leaving my drake alone

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JoppaFarm, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. JoppaFarm

    JoppaFarm New Egg

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    We had to put down my pekin hen because she had a prolapsed uterus and was suffering. Since then (it's been almost 2 days) my drake just lays under a bush all day (with my one chicken) he hasn't really ate his food. Will he be ok by himself? I really don't want to add another hen until spring but I'm afraid he will be depressed.
    Any suggestions?
     
  2. JoppaFarm

    JoppaFarm New Egg

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    Sorry new to this and just realized it posted in the new memeber
    section :(
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Happy you joined!
     
  4. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  5. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    Sorry for your loss, and I feel bad for your lonely drake.
    Welcome and enjoy!
    Steve.[​IMG]
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Maybe he won't be depressed too long, you said he has another hen.
     
  7. Bluebee

    Bluebee Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG]! Glad you joined us! Sorry for your loss. :(
     
  8. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us! I think it would be a good idea to get him a new girlfriend to distract him and keep him company. There may be some for sale in your area in the Buy ~ Sell ~ Trade. Best of luck!
     

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