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Does my chick need a buddy?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by iowachks, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. iowachks

    iowachks Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 15, 2010
    I had 11 eggs in my incubator and only one gold-laced wyandotte hatched. S/he seems lonely and kinda chirpy, but I don't know where I can find another baby chick this time of year! I'm in eastern Iowa. Anyone have any ideas? Or will Fluffy be okay alone?
  2. GammaPoppyLilyFlutter

    GammaPoppyLilyFlutter Love Comes with Feathers

    Jun 26, 2010
    eFowl.com sells chicks this time of year.
  3. ck_dunham

    ck_dunham Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2010
    Ottawa, KS
  4. magoochie

    magoochie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 26, 2010
    Grantsburg, WI
    Check craigslist in your area, or Strombergs hatchery is in MN, they should have something available to ship to you. Not sure if there is an order minimum though.
  5. goose377

    goose377 Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 18, 2010
    western NY
    the same thing happened to me I put a dozen eggs in the incubator and only one hatched. I held mine a lot and he is the best chicken I have ever had and the friendliest. My avatar is actually a picture of him
  6. Check online hatcheries if no one around you has any chicks. That chick deff needs a buddy or 10.
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Yes, your little chick needs some buddies. They are flock animals and really need the socialization of other chickens.

    Until you can find your little one some buddies - the others have given you some good ideas on that - try a stuffed animal, a mirror of the sort you would buy for a parakeet (minus the chain) or, this works great, a clean feather duster.
  8. iowachks

    iowachks Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 15, 2010
    Thank you! I posted over on the Iowa page and am checking all other avenues. Schlecht Hatchery is only 20 miles from me, but they're not answering the phone! [​IMG] I do hold him/her a lot and snuggle, but I'm not a good chicken substitute.

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