Should I get a friend for my hen?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by The Red Rooster, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    I just wanted your opinions on this subject.

    I have a BR named Auntie. I sold all of the standard girls, and kept all of the bantams (except Auntie of course). Now Auntie doesn't act like herself. She acts somewhat depressed and will not bond to the bantys.

    Should I get her a friend her size (Gold Star BR RIR)? She did always hang out with the standard Girls. She has never liked any of the bantams.

    This is Auntie:

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  2. benjoycei

    benjoycei Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2011
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    friendS needed [​IMG]
     
  3. Stephanie739

    Stephanie739 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Get her a boyfriend.
     
  4. artsy1

    artsy1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes, either a friend or a roo...
     
  5. ck-newbe

    ck-newbe Out Of The Brooder

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    She needs another friend her size. Another BR sound perfect! Chickens are social animals. She may not recognize that the other bantams are chickens. [​IMG]
     
  6. gavinandallison

    gavinandallison Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes indeed, chickens are flock creatures
     
  7. Wolftalk

    Wolftalk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:couldnt have said better myself! flock creatures!!!!
     
  8. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    Thank you everyone!! I will defiantly do that then!

    I can't find any chickens in Craigslist. [​IMG] I'll be looking around.
     

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