One lonely chook in the flock.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jordys hens, Apr 16, 2017.

  1. Jordys hens

    Jordys hens In the Brooder

    Sep 27, 2012
    I have a happy and healthy flock of 9 beautiful birds. I have 3 Bantam chooks, who tend to stick around together, and 6 Isa Browns.

    Lately, I've been noticing that one of my Isa Browns, Zarli, has been going off on her own and doesn't seem to be bonding with the rest of the flock very well. The Isa browns are only 22 weeks old and I've had them about 6 weeks.

    I suppose it's silly but it breaks my heart when I see her alone.

    Is this an indication that something is wrong? There is no violence or fighting in the flock, which I'm grateful for, I'm just worried for my lonely chook.
  2. Hillaire

    Hillaire Chirping

    Mar 13, 2017
    Hudson Valley NY
    I think she is just wandering off doing her own thing, I wouldn't stress out about it, just keep an eye on her to make sure she is ok.
  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    Could be she's sneaking off to lay somewhere. I wouldn't worry either. I have plenty of chickens that go off by themselves. Your birds are approaching puberty so some odd or different behaviors are to be expected.

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