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1 Chick survived the hatching...

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I had 9 eggs, 3 hatched, only 1 survived.  It has a Mama hen tending to her.  But the chick seems lonely compared to other flocks I have raised.  It hardly chirps and is not as active and playing around.  I am in search of baby chicks, but not 100% sure the mama hen will accept new ones this far out.  The chick is 5 days old today. 

Do you have thoughts?  I think the earliest I would be able to find a few chicks is Saturday.  I have looked, but not much in my area really, at least that I can find...and not sure if I could trust them to not be sick with something. 

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More than likely your hen won't accept anymore chicks, and could attack them. It will be okay, it has moms full attention.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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