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Lone chick

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

  1. GatsbysGirl

    GatsbysGirl Chirping

    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 In 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 In the Brooder

    Jan 26, 2013
  4. chickendude9

    chickendude9 Chirping

    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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