Only 1 left, how will she do??

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by flowerchic, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. flowerchic

    flowerchic Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 13, 2012
    Dripping Springs, Texas
    My flock is now 1. Was out of town for a few days, asked the neighbors kid to feed and water my chickens for 2 days. He is not sure he locked the coop last night. Needless to say only 1 survived, found her wedged up under the deck of the house, a good distance from the coop. Though I am upset I paid him - he does feel bad - call me a sucker I feel sorry for him too. Just an innocent mistake.
    But my question is - I cannot replace them until next month. Will she be okay for a month until I can get more?? She's a good hen and feel for her being alone, but right now I can't do anything about it that quickly.
    Any advice or suggestions. I have thought of trying to find her home.
    Thank you
  2. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 5, 2011
    I think she will be ok until next month, she might just get abit bored. Mebys you could get her a mirror in her run and a peck block and let her have some time out of the coop so she can go have a scratch around to keep herself entertained.
  3. AmericaunaMama

    AmericaunaMama Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 4, 2013
    Tampa, FL
    I am so sorry for your losses. My non chicken friends are so unsympathetic to this sort of thing, my heart goes out to you.

    I recently lost all but one of my girls to a dog, and to tell you, it was sad. She would walk around the yard ALL day just calling out for the other girls as loud as she could. I asked at the feed store if they had any suggestions, but to no avail. They had a similar situation with one of their groups of hens and said she did the same thing. Unfortunatly after a few days she sucumbed to the same fate. If it hadn't been for the dog, I think she would have died of a broken heart anyway.

    We are in the process of finding the dog another home, as she is now a rentless foe.

    On a happier note, we have new chicks, and ducks! With a new and improved security system (and one less German Shepherd).

    Good luck to your girl!
  4. flowerchic

    flowerchic Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 13, 2012
    Dripping Springs, Texas
    Thank you both for your advice. You are right Mama she was crying, I put the mirror in that John recommended and is doing better.
    Looks like I might be able to get her at least one friend for now.

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