I have read quite a lot of threads on one lonely hen, but here is my question and scenario. I hope this is the right place in the forum to post. We had 2 pekin/cochin bantam hens and a pekin chick of 8 weeks old until Thursday afternoon when one of my dogs got out from the backyard (someone left the gate open -grrrrrr) and we lost our little chick. We are all so very heartbroken. My dilemma is this. One of our pekin hens is currently brooding in the broody pen on eggs and my other hen is now all alone in the chicken tractor. I feel so sorry for her, she is all alone and looks so sad. When I open her up to free range in the morning and evenings she just comes into the house and sits with us inside, she doesn't even take a dust bath ( which she used to love) I am considering getting her at least one hen to keep company until the other hen has finished her brood and the chicks will be old enough to integrate in the flock, BUT since my broody is only 1 week into the brood it will take at least 8 weeks before they will be together again..... If I get her a new hen to keep her company I'm thinking I will have to quarantine the hen in any event leaving her alone for another month and by then if all goes well the other hen will almost be ready to free range with her chicks so she will not be THAT lonely? I am pretty sure she crowd this morning- which I have read is not unheard of but not that unusual, maybe it was the traumatic event that caused this. SO please guys I need advice and lots of it!!!