Will my chicken be lonely?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by DavidC, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. DavidC

    DavidC Out Of The Brooder

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    I have had two Easter Eggers for 8 months. They have been raised together from hatch. Yesterday due to my teenagers friends irresposible behavior one was eaten by a dog. These two had been insepperable in the yard they were never apart. The one that is still alive would follow the one that was killed faithfuly. I'm just wondering if she will accept a replacement bird if I can find one and if she will be lonely if I don't get another. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2011
  2. sadies chicks

    sadies chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DEFINITELY get her another one, she will be too lonely.

    I am so sorry to hear about the other girl [​IMG]
     
  3. Gallusfarm

    Gallusfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:x 2
     
  4. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She needs a companion for sure. Sorry for the loss of your other hen.[​IMG]
     
  5. DavidC

    DavidC Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all for the responses. I had a feeling she would need another companion. watching her roost last night was painful to see I could tell she missed her friend. These are/were my first chickens and I realy love them. My neighbor has a small flock but no Easter Eggers. I may see if I can get one of his to keep her company.
     
  6. lowry075

    lowry075 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck finding her a friend. I am sorry for your loss.
     
  7. ChickenLord

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    Absolutely need a companion... flock animals and very social.
     
  8. DavidC

    DavidC Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]

    The one with the light colored head is Chicken, the one with the dark colored heead is Dumplins. Chicken is the one that was killed. She will be missed.
     
  9. Weve3Chickens123

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    So sorry for your loss.
    Same thing happened to me...I got two pullets that were raised together and one was attacked by a dog. I, too, worried that the remaining chicken would be lonely. I was assured by two friends who had chickens that since they are flock animals and very social my lone girl would definitely need a companion and one even suggested that a loney chicken would not lay. So I sought out a companion, reviewing all manner of resources as to an agreeable breed. I brought the new bird home and set a fence between them ( within the run) to let them get aquainted without one being able to pick on the other too much. There seemed to be much interest on the part of my original girl toward the other,,the newcomer being a little shy. But come roost time the new girl flew up OVER the fencing and she walked right up into the coop and my old girl let her snuggle up with her, no bother. So glad I did. Infact, went and added another ( in the same way with same results).

    Good luck!
     

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