- Sep 6, 2014
I've been a chicken owner for a while, but I'm new here. I haven't really had huge problems with my chickens so far, but I need some help with a chick whose mom decided she was old enough to fend for herself now. She's about a month old and she has no siblings (she had 2, but both unfortunately died :'(.) She followed me into the house when I got home and I put her into a box for the night since I don't really want to put her into a coop with the others and leave her to fend for herself. She seems to be all alone in the world now. I tried to introduce her to an older (teenager I'd say) hand reared chick who is also alone. It didn't work out. The older girl attacked her and pecked her, even though she seemed to want to make friends. Now I don't know what to do. I am going to be away from home tomorrow for the entire day. I don't know if I should let her stay in the house or outside. I don't want her to be lonely, but I also don't want the other chickens to bully or something to catch her. What can I do?