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brigidlily
Lumberton, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 20, 2011
8:52 AM

Post #8857017

Well, I recently adopted two dogs, and they managed to kill one of my two chickens, little bantams I have had for a few years. What would y'all advise about the one left, Miss Jane? The nights are getting quite cool (for here!) and I'm afraid she will be cold this winter and so very lonely!

I do have a decent chicken yard. There is bird netting over the top, but (obviously) it is not a complete cover and Miss Elizabeth got out. What else would a puppy do?

But in any case, I hate to have her out there alone. Suggestions? She has been part of this little duo for years.
green04735
Bridgewater, ME

October 20, 2011
10:27 AM

Post #8857153

Get her another buddy,she will so lonesome all alone,chickens were not ment to be alone.Maybe a younger one would fit in more quickly.
brigidlily
Lumberton, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 20, 2011
10:34 AM

Post #8857160

Thanks, green. That's probably the best (or only!) solution. Should I just get one? Or would 2 or 3 be better? There is room in the yard and coop.
green04735
Bridgewater, ME

October 20, 2011
12:54 PM

Post #8857267

I would get three only because I like chickensLOL
Light_for_Jesus

(Zone 6b)

October 20, 2011
1:23 PM

Post #8857293

Last night I had five silkies in one nestbox. They were predicting our first freeze, guess the chickens knew.

I really do think chickens need some buddies for body heat.
green04735
Bridgewater, ME

October 20, 2011
6:09 PM

Post #8857565

Yes i do to,my silkies have been into boxes and huddling togather and it has not even got cold here yet.
DonnaB
Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

October 20, 2011
9:15 PM

Post #8857737

I have to agree. They like to huddle together when it gets cold
jylgaskin
Williamsburg, MI
(Zone 4b)

October 21, 2011
4:23 AM

Post #8857859

I think silkies just plain like to cuddle. I miss mine so much.

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