Hey A few months ago I was given 2 hens aged 2-3yo. I read heaps of books and stuff online, built a coop. Anyway after a month of non-laying one hen started laying lash eggs. After a week of antibiotics, she lays an egg every few days. Last week I went on a 2 night holiday I'd won, while family fed hens. When I got back I immediately noticed one hen was sick and dirty. A bath showed she had flystrike. Segregated her, daily baths, Betadine, antibiotics. Unable to dust bath she got a mites outbreak. l caught mites. Stress. Itching. I had given hen 7 days to get better before i would have her put down. She died yesterday. tl dr: I seem to be the worst hen keeper! One hen left - should I get her some friends or am I being cruel considering I must be terrible at this?! Other option is to sell healthy hen.