It’s like having a newborn

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BNChicken, Mar 18, 2019.

  1. BNChicken

    BNChicken Chirping

    Mar 17, 2019
    If the chick’s asleep do NOT under any circumstances wake her up!!

    When she is awake she makes this noise that sounds like a cricket. She makes it ALL DAY. I seriously do not know how she still has a voice at the end of the day. It isn’t a distressed unhappy sound just a constant cricket sound. (Trust me I know her distressed sound lol)

    She is just very opinionated and chatters constantly.

    I love her to bits.

    Attached Files:

  2. Do you only have one chick? If so, that is why it won't stop chirping when it is awake.
  3. BNChicken

    BNChicken Chirping

    Mar 17, 2019
    Yes. Just the one.

    A friends kid hatched eggs for a project. This one is the only one that hatched. They didn’t want the chicken. Just the experience of hatching it.

    I moved in with my grandmother (she has the early stages of dementia and since I work from home I was the logical choice) so getting more chickens isn’t an option right now. I am still working on it though.

    So even though it isn’t an ideal situation we are making it work.

    She doesn’t do a distressed or upset kind of chirp. It’s a soft little cricket sound. She just does it all the time. She even does it in her sleep some.
    bantamsrmyfav likes this.
  4. ChemicalchiCkns

    ChemicalchiCkns Songster

    Oct 27, 2012
    May be play a video to her?
    Spartan22 and bantamsrmyfav like this.
  5. BNChicken

    BNChicken Chirping

    Mar 17, 2019
    That’s a good idea. I may try that in the morning.
    bantamsrmyfav likes this.
  6. BGcoop

    BGcoop Songster

    Aug 5, 2018
    What a cutie though!
    bantamsrmyfav likes this.
  7. bantamsrmyfav

    bantamsrmyfav Free Ranging

    You can try giving her a stuffed animal and mirror. It’s very stressful on baby chicks to not have a companion. I bet if you listed this blue silkie chick on Craigslist someone would adopt it immediately.
  8. rkapfen

    rkapfen Songster

    Feb 22, 2018
    Bay Area, CA
    I totally agree above. I had one chick alone for one day and I gave her a mirror and stuffed animal and she was so happy and I don’t think she even knew she was alone. Even if your chicks chirps don’t sound distressed it sounds like she’s trying to call out for a sibling or mom and that’s sad :/ a stuffed animal and little mirror will really help!
  9. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
  10. Fishkeeper

    Fishkeeper Songster

    Oct 30, 2017
    Central Texas
    Maybe you could go to a feed store and get at least one more. Two chickens isn't going to be any more work than one, and will make this one much, much happier. Chickens are social and really shouldn't be kept alone.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: