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Hi guys, I'll give you some detail about my chick (little).

Okay so I'm a bit young, and i was at this farm with my neighbor as her daughter owns the farm, and this chick was getting picked on by the little chicks, his mum, and the rooster.

So we put it under the other chicken and she would look after it for the night, but in the morning attack it because it wasn't her chick.

Then it would sit in the middle of the hutch shaking why everyone attacked it, so i took it home with me. My mom was annoyed and my dad. But i can't leave. It would die !

So we looked after it at night we put a hot water bottle under it. And then today we run out of food originally we would feed it wet food but it just got used to the seeds (wet food we would add water to the seeds and then mush it around) but now it eats the seeds but today we run out and went to buy more, but it was different seeds and today when we gave him the new seeds he kept chirping non stop. And was always hungry ? He was never like this ? And thirsty ? (not complaining but it just questioned me).

So where I've looked after if for a week i hugged it so it would be quiet it wouldn't, tried to make it warm. NOOO.

 

But it is by itself we are trying to find it a friend but its hard, we cant take the chicks at the farm as they attack it, anyone know why its chirping and where i can buy some chicken in the Surrey part ? Or just any.

 

This means alot thanks xx:hu

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K, so is it FRANTIC chirping or just noisy chirping?  Happy chicks can be pretty loud.  If it sounds like one of those battery operated easter toys, kind of a sweet evenly spaced chirp, then it may just be thinking chicken thoughts and chatting about it.

 

If it's LOUD, like someone is blowing a whistle, overly fast or slow, or intense, then it could be a lot of things, if there's nothing else going on, your chick just might be missing his buddies.  They picked on him, but they were chickens and now (s?)he is the only chicken in the world as far as she knows.  Could be too hot, too cold, etc. etc. etc.  I'll let others talk on that, there's a lot of things it could be.  Hard to get specific without more info.

 

I would suggest feeding the chick a "starter" it's food just for chicks and has the nutrition they need to grow - and they grow fast and eat a lot for the first few months.  A 25lb bag would last you awhile and would probably be all you needed of the starter, and you can find that at an jans, tractor supply, or some pet stores.  I would call around and see before driving out anywhere.

 

Bird seed is a treat food, and even though you can feed chickens a lot of things that are right in your kitchen, to really get them healthy and keep them healthy the majority of their diet needs to be made up of food meant just for growing chicks - later it might be a laying hen and then you will feed it something that will support laying eggs without robbing it's body of stored up nutrients.  Healthy well fed birds are also more disease and bug resistant, so your chicken will be cleaner and healthier.  A big bonus if it's going to be a backyard chicken!

post #3 of 9
Hi and welcome to BYC I am glad you could join us you did the right thing getting that chick out of that situation, um I Woudl go and just get one of those chicks from the farm being by itself and that other chick it would calm down. And with the seeds I have no idea what to say about that except get the other seeds that he originally eating.
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O and like @HnkyDnkyZZFarm said that if it's the loud chirping it could be many different things it could be callin out for others, it could be cold or hot, and it could just be hungry or thirsty. And like they also said the chick needs to be on chick starter and or chick starter and grower. And if you don't want to get the chick from the farm try calling around to any local farm stores to see if they still would have any chicks left or be able to get you any.
post #5 of 9

Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

 

All the best

CT

Nairobi, Kenya
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post #6 of 9
Hi welcome-byc.gif

Glad you could join us here! You have done good advice so I will say 'Hi" and fingers crossed you can find some friends for her soon.

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post #7 of 9
Since it's the only chick please give it a small stuffed toy to cuddle with. You can also put in a small, unbreakable mirror, so it things there is another chick with it. Do you have a thermometer on the floor - where it stays. It would help determine if it is too hot or cold. Age is also important . Do you have any idea how old it is? Does it seem fully feathered out or still fluffy down.

Maybe easiest to put photos, so we see where/how you are keeping it and make suggestions if necessary. Also photos of the chick.

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Welcome to BYC :frow There is some good info on chick raising here:

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-raise-baby-chicks-the-first-60-days-of-raising-baby-chickens

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/raising-your-baby-chicks

 

If she's the only chick you have, I would highly recommend you get it a friend or two. Chicks hate being alone and will be much happier (and quieter) if they have company. Tractor supply stores I believe has assorted chicks for sale this time of the year, they may be worth checking out.

 

Good luck!

 

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“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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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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