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Trying to get a companion for "blind" chicken

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by mclennanchicks, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. mclennanchicks

    mclennanchicks In the Brooder

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    Hi,

    So I have a gold Wyandotte who has a depth perception issue. She was attacked by the flock and has been separated for some months now.

    We downsized our flock by selling all of our other gold and silver wyandottes.

    So I was reading about "docile" chicken breeds and was wondering, if I get a docile chick, and raise her with the "blind" Wyandotte, would that be smart? I don't want to have to keep the gold Wyandotte separate anymore, and I also don't want her to be alone.

    Any suggestions from seasoned chicken owners?

    I was thinking for "docile" breeds, maybe a buff Orpington? I really like the silkies but not sure if they are too small to be with a Wyandotte.

    Thank You for feedback!

    -kim
     

  2. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Must hatch more Premium Member Project Manager

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    Would the blind one even know if she had a buddy around?
     
  3. mclennanchicks

    mclennanchicks In the Brooder

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    Yeah she would know. She only can't see things directly in front of her, but can see to her left and right.
     
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  4. TalkALittle

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    I've heard that Favorelles are really docile.
     
  5. KikisGirls

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    My Dominique is the sweetest thing ever.
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