how much is too much

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by teresagarner, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. teresagarner

    teresagarner New Egg

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    One newly hatched chick,no momma chicken..Less than 24 hours old .He chirps till I pick him up then he falls asleep..Is it worse to hold him so he sleeps well or let him chirp in the box and sleep in between chirps ?? It feels so mean to ignore him .
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    The more attention you give him, the more he is going to demand. Try putting a mirror and a small stuffed animal in with the chick.
     
  3. Hummingbird Hollow

    Hummingbird Hollow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens are very social creatures and a lone chick is going to be unhappy without company...yours or another chick. Any chance you can pick him/her up a playmate...or better yet, two?
     
  4. N&MSchroeder

    N&MSchroeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. teresagarner

    teresagarner New Egg

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    can you make a chick sick by holding it ?
     
  6. Country Heart

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    N&MSchroeder :

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  7. luvinmychickens

    luvinmychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    N&MSchroeder :

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  8. Carrie Lynn

    Carrie Lynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Silkie-lover33

    Silkie-lover33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:If a baby chick is very little and gets handled too much it can be bad for it but if it doesn't have a momma then it thinks your momma!
     

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