Originally Posted by AnneInTheBurbs
I apologize for my mini freak out last night. Everyone made it through the night, even without a divorce! I think I had one chick who was lonely and wouldn't shut up.
She would only stop peeping when someone came into the room and gave attention. *She was also the first escape artist. Anywho, the peeping stopped shortly after midnight. Pics to come later....
Happens to most people their first time. The first time I had a chick hatch, I sat up the entire night watching, and I was only 6. My mom could not get me to go to bed, even though it was mostly watching him breathe. That was not her first indication she has a "weird kid", but she loved to tell that story.
It never really gets old though. You won't get so anxious next time with this, but there will be other things. I helped one little breda chick out and he was very weak, kept falling on his back. I fussed over him and finally got him propped up in between the remaining eggs so he could sleep (chickens are not good back sleepers). This morning he is fine, seems to have fully absorbed his yolk sac and is in with the other 19. They run over him a lot, but so far he's sitting up as he should.
Your little escape artist may be the flock leader some day. It also sounds like she is naturally imprinted on people more than the others.