The right thing to do

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Stormhorse23, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Songster

    Aug 22, 2007
    Its so sad. My girl loves her little brother and they scream when they're apart. She's getting flightly and prefers to be away from me. I am wondering if I should send her with her brother to their new home. They would be free ranging. Im crying as I write this. Raising her has been such a good experience but its obvious shes not happy here any longer. She loves to fly and run around. She just sits all the time. What is right?
  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    I think you already know. :|
  3. bigzio

    bigzio Crowing

    Jan 20, 2007
    Chickens are a flock bird and love being together in a group. Even though pecking order seems cruel at times within the flock, they would rather be in the flock than alone. If your little pullet is going to be alone, then I think she would be lonely. Backyard flocks are given freedom to run and peck, cause that's what chickens love to do and are totally happy then. Sometimes letting go is hard, Good Luck.

  4. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    I see no reason to let her go, unless that's what you want to do. She just doesn't like to be alone. Chickens are flock birds and don't like to be alone. So check with the person you are giving your roo to and see if they have a couple little hens they'd give you to keep her company. She'll be very happy with just a couple of girlfriends. [​IMG]
  5. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
    Yuma, Arizona
    Quote:ya like thats a nice way to say it :eek:
  6. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Songster

    Apr 8, 2007
    Can she have a friend? She will always be unhappy as one bird.
  7. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Songster

    Aug 22, 2007
    I got her some buds (2 maximum) and they are coming on the 14th. She are Dusty are so bonded. How long will it take her to get over the seperation?

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