Chick spoiled?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by hibiki, Jan 23, 2017.

  1. hibiki

    hibiki Hatching

    Jan 23, 2017
    Ok so earlier today my chick Yolko's partner Nuggie passed away. The chick was almost rag doll like and just wound up dying, it was gasping for air. But anyway , my chick Yolko now will not let me set it in its brooder. all it does is cry and cry till I put my hand in there and pick it up. Right now it's cuddled up under my arm. I need to sleep for school, any tips?

  2. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Free Ranging

    Jun 23, 2013
    The Big Island/Hawaii
    How old is Yolko? Raising a single is very time consuming as you're finding out. If it's a young chick, try adding a cuddly stuffed animal and/or feather duster (will go under as if it's a hen) in your brooder, along with a mirror so it can see itself thinking there's another chick. Again depending on the age, add a MHP or warmth close to the stuffed animal/feather duster and mirror. See if you can get another two to keep it company....Good luck
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2017

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