Originally Posted by StarryEyzz
What do mean by me? I innteract with my chicks a lot. But do you mean more interaction?
I'm just overwhelmed. We are set up for 6 chickens. We lose one. My brother immediently replaces it with one chick. And now I might need to get it a friend so that makes 7. Kinda figuring this out as we go along. I'm everything will work out, just raw now its freaking me out. LOL
I'm so sorry about your lost chicken. I have 7-year-old twins, I know how they'd react if they lost any of our chicks, so I can feel your pain. When the neighbor dog attacked ours, it was a bit of reality setting in that we're going to have to all learn to deal with losses. It's so difficult with little ones.
I'm a newbie, still learning... but I did have one in a chicken chair for 4 days. I was her "other chicken". It was exhausting. My 3 chickens love to snuggle up together. They are by each others side non-stop. When my little Brahma was injured and I had to take her out, it was really hard on her. I couldn't keep her near the other two in a separate kennel, because my EE would body slam against the side of the brooder trying to get to her. So, the Brahma had to go with me everywhere. If I walked out of her sight for less than 30 seconds she'd absolutely freak. So, she went with me everywhere - even to the bathroom! I couldn't leave her, even if my kids or husband were in the room with her. I was her chicken companion. I even sat up with her at night until she fell asleep.
As difficult as it sounds, esp. since you're like me and want to maintain a very small flock, I would get another chick so they both have someone to snuggle up with.