Need a friend suggestion for 2mo old gimpy hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by texaslilpeepers, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. texaslilpeepers

    texaslilpeepers New Egg

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    I have lurked reading threads now & then, but did not feel the need to create an account. I tend to be a "keep to myself" kind of person. But... I needed some expertise, because reading, researching, and google were failing me.

    I have a 2 month old coppermaran mutt, hatched out from some friend's eggs. That batch was a hard hatch and this gal came out with a bum leg. Thought it was disease, but I think it was just egg positioning. Anyway...she is a wee over 2 months old now, her pen mates outgrew her & stomped on her. I moved her from baby pen to baby pen. Her pen mates are now 1 mo old barred rocks. A friend had a Splash Slikie roo. I thought AH a boyfriend! He was docile overall, but he was a man and wanted to treat her like a full grown hen, so that didn't work.

    Most people would have culled her, but I am not like that. My best and favourite hen was a hen with a crooked beak that we kept trimmed. She was my Ameraucana hen that went broody, hatched out beautiful chicks, had an enormous personality. I loved her.

    I want a friend for my gimpy hen, one that she can live with in a pen. One that isn't too big because I am thinking dad was coppermaran and mom was a banty. Does someone here have a suggestion?

    Thank you kindly.

    ~SLS
     
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2013
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Jaerhon, Phoenix, Silkie or bantam of any of the following breeds - Orpington, Brahma, Barnevelder, Cochin.
     
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I have always thought that d'Uccle hens and Cochin bantam hens were especially docile.
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Cochins and Silkies are very tame, docile birds usually.
     
  5. texaslilpeepers

    texaslilpeepers New Egg

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    Thank you for all the good information. I am probably going to purchase some silkie eggs like the rooster I was given. Then I can (hopefully) give my rooster some friends and my little gimpy girl a friend to grow up with in the same shot. [​IMG]
     

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