I have one miserable lonely chick :(

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by hd_darcy, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. hd_darcy

    hd_darcy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I attempted to hatch my own chicks, out of 14 eggs, I only got ONE.. UGH... I'm so sad for this little guy. I have two more in the bator, but it's not looking good at this poing ;( Anyway, this little one is chirping non-stop. What can I do for him? I have a few stuffed animals and a feather duster in the brooder. I'm going to call a store nearby where I've gotten chicks from before in hope he has some young ones so I can give him a buddy or two.. Anything else I can do??

    TIA!
     
  2. cptkracker

    cptkracker Out Of The Brooder

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    You can always give him lots attention
     
  3. muddypuddles

    muddypuddles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ugh I had this problem last year. [​IMG] The only thing that helped was putting her in the room farthest from us and closing the door [​IMG] Have you tried a mirror? Not much else you can do short of finding a buddy and then they might not get along. Eventually, mine got used to being alone until I could put her out with the big girls (then there's the problem of introducing her into the flock) She is the friendliest little girl now though. Good luck [​IMG]
     
  4. KentuckyChick

    KentuckyChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was going to suggest a mirror as well.
     
  5. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Finding another chick (or chicks) is the only thing that has worked for me.

    If the feed store doesn't have any, maybe a local BYCer will?
     
  6. hd_darcy

    hd_darcy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in a very rural area.. is there a way to find out if I have anyone near me? Thanks!
     
  7. CorporateGranola

    CorporateGranola Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Craigslist or post a wanted ad here.
     

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