I love my baby chick but........HELP

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickiemom, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. chickiemom

    chickiemom Out Of The Brooder

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    ok as some know we had only one egg hatch. now I have a baby that is in a box and loves to talk. its too cool outside to put her there, so she is in my dinning room (mmm that might make her nervous!) [​IMG] and I think I am loosing my mind. The dog is even getting crazy! LOL. Where do you put your chicks that are too young to go out to the coop?
    HELP!!!
     
  2. Southern Chickens

    Southern Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your chick is lonely. She needs a mirror or stuffed animal, something she can talk to. [​IMG]
     
  3. jmofaustin

    jmofaustin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put a mirror in there, it will be a lot more comforting for her.
     
  4. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2007
    Vermont
    Do any of your local feed stores sell chicks? Often people order and don't pick them up - you might get a couple that way to keep your little one happy.
     
  5. chickiemom

    chickiemom Out Of The Brooder

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    I do have 11 chicks but they are outside in a seperate cage, so I know they cant be put together. my 2 day old still need heat lamp. will the mirror work or make her talk more?
     
  6. cookinmom

    cookinmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know what effect a mirror has on a chicken, but I know it makes parakeets even more noisy. They will talk to the mirror AT LENGTH!
     
  7. shandea

    shandea Out Of The Brooder

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    If the noise is bothering you, what about putting her in another room with the door closed?

    We are keeping ours in the living room when we're home, but while we're gone or sleeping, they go to the garage.
     
  8. chickiemom

    chickiemom Out Of The Brooder

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    well we have a 3 bedroom home and of course 2 daughter each have there own room. But I do have 2 full baths. ours is Really big. Maybe I can but her in there. I refer to "her" Because I pray that she is a female. We just sold 5 roos. PLEASE NOT ANOTHER ONE! LOL
     
  9. robin416

    robin416 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2007
    Been there, done that, just this week as a matter of fact. Putting them in a different room and closing the door seems to amplify the unhappy chirping. Even though I now have two more chicks in with the single it still starts hollering for me when it knows I'm in the room.

    A stuffed toy that they can snuggle in to or under does seem to help some. How old are the chicks in the coop and what breed? You might be able to graft that single with one of the older, calmer chicks. Which of course means bringing it into the house since the single can't go outside yet.
     
  10. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    I've had several single hatches (can you tell my hatch rate is rather low?) and I have found that a mirror does really help a lonely chick. It thinks it has a buddy and so settles down. I don't know the difference in ages between this chick and the ones outside but if their ages are close you could take a couple of those and put them in with your lonely baby. Or perhaps find one or two about the same size at the feed store. hth
     

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