New chicken mom to a barred rock

HALthebirdlady

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Just wanted to say a big hello to everyone! I only own one chicken. She is a 2 month old barred rock. I would love more info and answers to questions I have from knowledgeable chicken owners!
 

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HALthebirdlady

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Welcome! She’s so adorable! We have 3 barred rocks and love them. Would recommend you get a couple more hens to keep her company as a “flock” animal. She will be more happy with friends :)
Is her legs and comb normal? I've read many things about this and posted in the emergency thread, but since you have barred rocks, I thought I'd ask. And I do plan to find a rooster for her when it's time. Plus, she has a flock of 10 chickens next door that come here.
 

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Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
Is her legs and comb normal? I've read many things about this and posted in the emergency thread, but since you have barred rocks, I thought I'd ask. And I do plan to find a rooster for her when it's time. Plus, she has a flock of 10 chickens next door that come here.
She needs her own flock. It will be hard on her physically to be the roosters only female.
 

Jeanw

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Is her legs and comb normal? I've read many things about this and posted in the emergency thread, but since you have barred rocks, I thought I'd ask. And I do plan to find a rooster for her when it's time. Plus, she has a flock of 10 chickens next door that come here.
As far as I can tell she looks fine, she’s still growing. 2 of mine have yellow legs and one has more of a beige colored legs. They each have slightly different single comb ”styles”.
 

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HALthebirdlady

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I see nothing wrong with comb or legs. One rooster needs atleast 3 females or they will harass the female maybe injure her.
Omg, THANK YOU for telling me this! I've only had parrots in the past. Wow, well, maybe she can have limited time with one of the roos next door. I definitely don't want an injury, because I'd never forgive myself
 

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