How well do they do alone?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Teresaann24, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Songster

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    I was wondering how well do around 10 week old chicks do alone?
  2. jmeeter88

    jmeeter88 Songster

    Aug 18, 2008
    New Hartford, NY
    I am no animal psychologist but one would think any animal prefers the company of others as opposed to none. =\\
  3. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Songster

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    Yeah that is what I thought...I mean how would one get along just over night being by themselfs?
  4. Overnight should be okay. i've heard of folks putting a small stuffed animal in with a single chick. They mainly sleep at night, so it shouldn't be too traumatic.
  5. CountryMom

    CountryMom Songster

    Jun 21, 2008
    South Texas
    I have a lone coturnix quail that is about 5 weeks old. We have kept her in the house in a plastic storage bin brooder. She also has a bird mirror and three stuffed animals. The kids play with her all the time, so she looks forward to that. That and the June bugs they have been bringing in for her to chase around!

    Now I have so far one lone silkie chick also. I am really dissapointed in that hatch. I am fearing that it will be the only one also since most of the eggs were duds. I guess she will have to be raised in the brooder the quail is in since it is about to get an outside cage. Maybe she will just be more of a pet than our other chickens.
  6. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    Right now I have a lone little girl and she just seems so lonely...healthy but lonely. I do have her next to some others chickens so she can hear them. She is just way to little to add to any of the others yet. Her pen mate died a week ago [​IMG] I would recommend having company for's just to sad for them.

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