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Hi everyone,

 

I am happy to be a part of your community. I have been reading threads searching for answers, advice, and HOPE! So thank you to everyone who has posted before me. It is such a tremendous help.

 

I recently was inspired by another member who had hatched a chick from Trader Joe fertilized eggs. And I am happy to report we have one little chick out of the carton. Eight were yolkers and the others were early deaths. 

 

I think this little guy might need some company. I have a second batch that will not hatch for another two weeks. Is that too big of a gap?

 

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Hi welcome-byc.gif

Glad you could join the flock! Congrats on your chick, lovely pic!! Up to 2 weeks you can usually add other chicks. I only do this though depending on the size of the first chicks. If they are a bigger breed or too rough I wait until they are about the same size. You may need to consider what you would do with your chick now for those 2 weeks, it could be lonely so I would recommend trying to get at least 1 more to keep it company.

Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy BYC frow.gif
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agree with Yorkshire Coop.

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post #4 of 9

:welcome

 

Sometimes putting a small plush toy and/or unbreakable mirror can keep a single chick from being lonely. Hope you can get the little one some company soon.

 

Good luck with your upcoming hatch!

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Check out all 11 new mini contests!

BYC Mini Contests - Win a 2017 Calendar!!

Deadlines for all is Dec. 11, 2016

You can't win if you don't play!

 

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/creative-crafting-with-eggshells

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post #5 of 9

Hi and welcome to BYC - I can't think of a better excuse to get more chicks! :)

 

Good luck

 

CT

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post #6 of 9

Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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post #7 of 9
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Thanks, everyone! I set up the brooder for our little one (haven't named it yet). I have ordered some chicks that will arrive tonight or Saturday, but in the mean time I have placed a couple of mirrors in the brooder. 

 

So happy I joined. Looking forward to growing with my chicks and the BYC community!

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Quick question...she still has some dried blood from the cord. It has not fallen off and it is still pretty stuck on her. I gave it a gentle tug and it was not coming off. I should just leave it, right? how long do I wait before I help her remove it.  Thank you!                                                                            

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Quick question...she still has some dried blood from the cord. It has not fallen off and it is still pretty stuck on her. I gave it a gentle tug and it was not coming off. I should just leave it, right? how long do I wait before I help her remove it.  Thank you!                                                                            

Please don't pull the cord, it could cause a rupture to her abdomen. Give it time and it should dry up and fall off on its own.
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