I have been feeling bad for Big Bird, because the other chickens have their own clique, and ditch him every chance they get (they can fit through smaller fence holes than him). So I’ve been looking for a buff hen for him. Yesterday on CL I saw a free chicken, and from the picture she looked like a buff orp, so I emailed and said I’d love to have her. Score!
So with evening approaching I went and got some food and let him into the pen, then scattered the food around so they could scratch for it. No pecking or fighting, they seem to get along just fine. And he looks proud as punch to have his own hen!
I’ll keep an eye on them to make sure they get along ok. The hen is super neat, you can even pick her up and pet her! What a great addition to the coop!