A hen alone

Asked May 22, 2014, 3:31 PM EDT

I have a bantam hen around five years old and she lost her lifetime partner a few weeks ago. She was the dominant hen. She seems okay alone--eating, laying every day. She lets me pick her up and hold her. Do you have any suggestions about caring for only one chicken? She was adopted by me three months ago. However I nursed her about a year ago. She was attacked by a dog. I consider her a rescue and she is now in a safe environment.

Marin County California

1 Response

You seem to be doing things okay - as long as she is eating, laying every day, and enjoying life she should be alright. They are flock animals so she may need a little extra attention.