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Need Advice - have 2 chickens, one turned out to be a rooster!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Aglaser, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. Aglaser

    Aglaser New Egg

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    Hello. I need some advice. We are new to having chickens and we raised our little ones from 2 days old. They are now 4 months old and I woke up to the sound of a rooster! My children are devastated. They love their new pets and I know I have to find a new home for Piper. As hard as that will be to give Piper away, that is not my biggest problem. What do I do now that I have just 1 hen. Do I try to find another 4 month old hen to join her? Or do I start over with 2 new chicks and integrate them when they are old enough? If I get chicks, will my 4 month old be ok in the coop all by herself? I feel so bad that she is loosing her little friend that she grew up with. Please provide any insight you may have as soon as possible!
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  2. BayBay Peepers

    BayBay Peepers Overrun With Chickens

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    I would try to find her a new friend close to her age. If that doesn't work then try for a few chicks to join her. If she's alone for a little bit you could get her a mirror and try to spend as much time with her. Sorry to hear you ended up with a rooster [​IMG] it will work out though.
     

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