Will my hen be lonely?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by MissMini, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. MissMini

    MissMini New Egg

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    I am looking to re-home my hens 2 pesky brother roosters. It's just them 3 and personally I think she's being worn thin by them both chasing her and occasionally bullying and humping her. If I was to re-home the roosters would my hen pine for them? Also what would be the best approach to introducing her to 2 new hens? Sorry if this is a silly question and thank you in advance!
     
  2. DraigAthar

    DraigAthar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've known people to successfully keep single hens when the hen is very tame and they are able to give her a lot of attention. But generally speaking, a single hen will be a stressed hen because they are flock animals that feel safer in groups.
     
  3. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    What breed is she?
     
  4. MissMini

    MissMini New Egg

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    She's a Black Jersey Giant.
     
  5. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    :) I was just asking because some breeds (actually Silkies in particular) integrate very easily in together.

    Get a couple more hens and she will integrate in.
     
  6. CandaceNoel

    CandaceNoel Out Of The Brooder

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    Are Rhode island Red usually good integraters Aoxa?
     
  7. MissMini

    MissMini New Egg

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    How is best to integrate her without her being hurt? I'd hate to do it wrong she's such a lovely little hen.
     
  8. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I'd say no. They can be quite feisty. I find Barred Rocks good in my experience. Silkies as well.
     

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