Lone Chick?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Yutongzhang, May 31, 2017.

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  1. Yutongzhang

    Yutongzhang In the Brooder

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    I recently got a new Dominique Chick about 3 to 4 weeks old that won't interact with other chicks. It runs away and just yells for help. I recently put in into a larger, sheltered space to live in outside and it has a better way of escaping now. It outruns all of the other chicks and I'm wondering how I can help them get along. Thanks!
     
  2. elizabethjg

    elizabethjg Chirping

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    Are the chicks all the same size as the Dominique? Bigger, or even smaller chicks, can be pretty scary to a lone chick. If they are the same size, (it may seem mean) you can put the chick with the other chicks for a day and night, and it will probably learn that they are not there to scare it. Good luck
     
  3. Yutongzhang

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    Thanks! I have tried putting it in with the other chicks overnight but in the end I found it with a cut on the edge of its eyes and a missing patch of fur on its head. I tried it in a more open space and the other chicks that were friendly before also started chasing it. The other chicks are about a week older than the dominique. Any more advice?
     

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