A baby chick has no one.Help

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Iloveourbabychick, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. Iloveourbabychick

    Iloveourbabychick Out Of The Brooder

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    We were told that our baby chick would die if she didnt have a friend.Shes now 11 days old.Shes doing great,eating,drinking pooping,looking at herself in the mirror,talking to herself.We can get a newly hatched chick from a friend,but the vet said dont interduce her to other birds.So shes not expossed to illnesses.We are kinda stuck here any ideas?
     
  2. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    Keep playing with and holding her and be her friend. You already have the mirror, maybe she will be fine.
     
  3. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    Some one on here told me that a small stuffed toy may help too. Just something soft to cuddle with. Good luck with her.[​IMG]
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    A day old and a bird almost two weeks old might not work so well on the behavior and physical needs stand point. However, a 1 weeker and a 3 weeker may be able to make friends with little problem since the 1 weeker should be up on it's feet pretty well. No need to worry about introducing sickness if everyone was artificially raised and not exposed to older flocks.

    A lone chick won't die without friends, just be lonely which at times may not want to eat or drink if there isn't enough human interaction. So as long as you play with it, it will live, but I suggest a friend for them eventually.
     
  5. jessica117

    jessica117 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The main thing is that your chickie need physical contact. As long as you get in and pet/play with her as much as you can, she should be fine. Something soft to cuddle with might help to, even just a rolled up washcloth.

    Jess
     

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