One hen

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Devonne Short, Jun 12, 2016.

  1. Devonne Short

    Devonne Short Just Hatched

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    I am new member! I went out of town for a weekend and came home to one baby chicken.She is a leghorn hen I love her very much! She is getting big she will be 13 wks old.
     
  2. Devonne Short

    Devonne Short Just Hatched

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  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - she needs some company. [​IMG]
     
  4. Donna R Raybon

    Donna R Raybon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can use a mirror until you can find her about same size/age buddy. Put her food and water in front of it. If you have space you can lay a door mirror on it's side. Just make sure it can't fall over and crush her. [​IMG]
    This is set up for my bantam, Poppy, when we have to put him up.
     
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Aww....she is adorable! So pretty!! Definitely give her lots of attention, and yes a mirror is a great idea. Chickens do love to look at themselves and if for a little while, she will think there is another bird with her. Keep a radio playing during the day and also a ticking clock all night in the coop will help keep her calm by herself.

    Enjoy her and welcome to our flock! :)
     
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  6. Devonne Short

    Devonne Short Just Hatched

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    I will definitely get a mirror for her! I know she needs a friend is it hard to introduce another chicken at her age?
     
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Usually it is hard to introduce new birds to a flock. But because she is all lone, sometimes it isn't too difficult since she will no doubt welcome the company. If you do get another hen, keep the new hen in a cage or fence off section, but around her for a couple of weeks. Once they fully get to know each other from behind wire, you should be able to mix them ok with little aggression. Always watch carefully for that first week and make sure to add an extra food and water station in case this hen decides they are all hers...she could starve them out. But usually as in your case with one hen, the new bird is excepted fairly well since they can be lonely.

    Good luck!
     
  8. Devonne Short

    Devonne Short Just Hatched

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    [​IMG] Her name is Sumo! She is one spoiled chicken!
     
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  9. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    SO pretty!! :) I bet she IS spoiled! Ha!
     
  10. LaurelTree

    LaurelTree Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
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