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lonely little chick

By RTL, Apr 9, 2016 | | |
  1. RTL
    Hi everyone. I don't have pics yet and this may be the wrong place for this post. I have 10 babies and nine have rejected one of their own. We have them in the house in a big box with a warming lamp. A few days ago we awoke to find one of the chicks on her side shaking and she could not walk.We put her in a box by herself and waited, fully expecting her to die, but she rallied and is getting much stronger. She eats and drinks well, but she is loud and chirps as she looks toward the other chicks and pecks at the side of her new home.She wants to return to the fold, but the other chicks won't have her. What in the world is going on? How should we care for her?
    Thank you for any suggestions, arielle

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  1. Whittni
    ^TwoCrows is right, you'll have to reintroduce her. Maybe you can get another chick as a buddy.
  2. TwoCrows
    I am sorry about your baby. Chickens and chicks KNOW when one of them are sick and in attempt to save the flock, they try to run off the sick one. If she were my bird, I would keep her separate until she heals and you know she will survive. THEN reintroduce her. To reintroduce a bird to the flock, she will need to be kept within sight of the flock in a cage or fenced off area within the flock for 2 or 3 weeks so they do not become too aggressive with her. Then watch for a few days to make sure she is mixing back in. Good luck with her, I hope she makes a full recovery. :) And you might post this in the Raising Baby Chicks section. :)

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