I have a single chick I found this morning in one of my fancy pigeons nests. A chicken must have flow up there and laid an egg. I was alerted to it by its cheeping noises.
Now I have it in a brooder box with the heat lamp and food etc.
Will the chick survive on its own for a couple of weeks? I have a broody hen which will hatch her eggs out in another 9 days time.
Its really healthy and lively... but its noisy and won't settle unless I put my hand in the box!!!
I have put in a mirror.. which it likes to look at its reflection.. but its still makes so much noise when I leave the room.
I also put in a feather duster (as I read on here it was a good idea).. but it is not interested in it
My friend also has a hen on eggs and said the eggs should hatch in about 5 days.
It seems to be eating and drinking fine. and this afternoon is really hot.. so I put it in a cage in the yard so it can see the other chickens. There is a gang of half grown chickens that like to sit on top of the cage and walk around it.. which the chick seems to like.
I am going to have to bring it in in the evening... and I know its going to make noise all night!