Will she be OK alone for one day?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by CandiceN, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. CandiceN

    CandiceN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We just found out one of our 2 hens is actually a rooster. So we'll be providing him with a new home tonight (we have a neighbor with a farm). We will be picking up a few 20w old laying hens tomorrow night. Will the remaining hen be OK alone for one day? I know they like to be with other hens but the timing won't work out to do it any other way. I'm just hoping it won't be too stressful for her!

    I'm sure I'm being silly, but I just wanted to ask! These are our first chickens so I'm a total newbie on how stress affects a chicken, lol [​IMG] She's about 11 weeks old, if that matters.

    Thanks! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2011
  2. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    Missouri
    She will most likely voice her opinion about being alone, and be upset.....But she will be just fine....

    You can place a stuffed animal, old T-shirt or a Clean feather duster in there to have her snuggle up with...


    Best Wishes,
    Laura
     
  3. CandiceN

    CandiceN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I will make sure to go out and spend time with her tomorrow during the day, too.
     

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