Lone chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by GatsbysGirl, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. GatsbysGirl

    GatsbysGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2011
    Central Illinois
    So out of my dozen eggs only 2 hatched and one of those died. I found out my thermometer was not accurate even though I just bought it, calibrated it like I was supposed to but I digress.

    So I have 1 baby chick. Pipped on Friday and is now in a makeshift brooder in the house where it can stay much warmer. Of course it spent most of yesterday in my hoodie curled up with me.

    Is there anything I can do for a lone chick. Does it screw up development? It is eating and drinking just fine. Busy little thing and talkative. I just feel so bad it's all alone. Would a stuffed animal help like it does with puppies? It has warmth, food and water and of course my hoodie and me but I didn't know if there was anything else I could do for it.
  2. rainbowsald

    rainbowsald Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 10, 2012
    can you get another chick? I heard it was bad for them to be alone... but maybe if you keep holding it she/he wont mind.
  3. Kay1993

    Kay1993 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 26, 2013
  4. chickendude9

    chickendude9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2013
    Snohomish, WA.
    At least theres no pecking order issues![​IMG] But i would just go and buy a friend for him/her for 2.99

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