lonely chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Naz3, Jul 15, 2007.

  1. Naz3

    Naz3 In the Brooder

    Mar 30, 2007
    One of my 3 baby chicks (all about 3 months old,living with mum and dad) appears 2 b seperating herself from the others...she sits on her own in the garden and seems very timid wen i approach her..the others seem 2 avoid her,but do protect her if i get too close...wats rong with her??please help!!
  2. Chatychick

    Chatychick Songster

    Jul 9, 2007
    Blue Mound, Kansas
    sometimes they do this ...but she might also be sick and not wanting to be around them...are they mean to her when she is near them? if so put her in a cage by herself and feed her and see if it helps some. she might be so little she isnt getting enough to eat...I have had to do this before and it helped alot...
  3. nhchicky

    nhchicky Hatching

    Jul 17, 2007
    New Hampshire, USA
    Just as a note we had one chick in our original batch of chicks (about 4 years ago) who did this. We were really worried about her but she was fine. She just likes to be on her own. She is now 4 years old and still behaves like this (avoiding the other chickens). Might just be her personality?
  4. Backyardfarmer

    Backyardfarmer Hatching

    Jul 14, 2007
    Simmilar problem, my chicks behaved the same way, one going off by her self, she still dose it but is ne of the friendliest of the bunch. I would recoment holding her and getting her used to you.

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