Lone chick.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ttstar8941, Mar 9, 2017.

  1. ttstar8941

    ttstar8941 Just Hatched

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    Long story short. I have one silkie chick a few days old. Can't have any more chickens in my space. I set her up a brooder with a mirror, and stuffed toy, water, feeder, etc. I showed her the water and she drank a ton. She took maybe a bite of food? She just keeps sleeping against the mirror, which good, she's not crying. Question is how do I get her to eat well? Worried already and it's day 1.
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Can you get her a friend and then sell it later? They really do much better with company and I would never want to raise one chick alone on purpose.

    As to getting her to eat, you can 'peck' at the feed with your finger to get her interested or sprinkle some in front of her on a paper towel to catch her attention.

    But she really will do much better with another chick, even if you have the intention of selling it later because you can only keep her. Although it would be much easier on her if she had a friend when you introduce her into your existing flock.
     

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