lonely chick

kyrose

Songster
10 Years
Jul 29, 2009
1,046
10
189
Melbourne,Ky.
out of 12 eggs i only got 1 baby.do you think she will be ok on her own or will she be to lonely? shes to young to be put in with my other babies.
thanks in advance....
 

gritsar

Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!
13 Years
Nov 9, 2007
28,906
353
661
SW Arkansas
Yes, she'll be lonely and most probably drive you batty with her endless peeping.
Do you have or can you purchase a feather duster? Sounds funny, but it works.
If you don't have one handy - it should be a clean one - try giving her a small stuffed animal or hand mirror for company.
Good luck to you!
 

kyrose

Songster
10 Years
Jul 29, 2009
1,046
10
189
Melbourne,Ky.
i gave her one of my grand daughters stuffed animals but shes still doing alot of peeping.i feel sorry for her.she still isnt to good on her feet yet so im afraid to put her with my 2 week olds...
 

gritsar

Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!
13 Years
Nov 9, 2007
28,906
353
661
SW Arkansas
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Yes, definitely don't want her in with them until they are about the same size and she can defend herself.
 

kyrose

Songster
10 Years
Jul 29, 2009
1,046
10
189
Melbourne,Ky.
i actually put 2 of my smallest d'uccles in with her.they are very docile birds.so far so good.they are being very nice to her...
 

Rodeoclown1189

Songster
Sep 24, 2009
263
2
181
East TN
it should be fine with your two week old chicks i have had many hatches go bad and have maybe one or two eggs hatch and i would add them with the older brood after a week to where you know its getting around good.... id place it in there and watch the reaction of the others....and if they start pecking take it away and if they dont then leave it and check on it every so often
 

kyrose

Songster
10 Years
Jul 29, 2009
1,046
10
189
Melbourne,Ky.
here they are.new photos....
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chickenannie

Songster
12 Years
Nov 19, 2007
3,152
40
231
Pennsylvania
aawwww.
I put a week younger RIR chick with some Black Australorps and it did fine though it got pushed around a bit when they would stampede the food.

Did it stop peeping?
 
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kyrose

Songster
10 Years
Jul 29, 2009
1,046
10
189
Melbourne,Ky.
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well some....ive noticed that the d'uccles ive hatched takes alot longer to get around than any other kinds ive hatched...
 

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