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Lonely Chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by brandihoward, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. brandihoward

    brandihoward New Egg

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    This is our first time hatching chickens and everything is so new. Out of our batch we had 3 remaining eggs, 1 hatched Saturday 2:17pm, no action from the other 2 eggs yet and not very confident on if they will. Now we 1 lonely chick. What should I do, my local feed store will not have anymore chicks until April.

    Is it true that chicks can from loneliness?[​IMG]
     
  2. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    Where do you live? Ask around on here on your state thread and see if anyone has a couple of chicks. If you are in SE Minnesota, I have some new Silkies and a couple have some missing toes for being Silkies. I would sell you a couple [​IMG]
     
  3. brandihoward

    brandihoward New Egg

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    Thank you! I'm in California. I'm also new to the site so I will look for my state thread and ask around. Thanks again for helping create a path of assistance and chick survival!!
     
  4. KarenP

    KarenP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check to see in any online hatcheries have any left. I had the same thing happen to me and i ended up with 16 chickens. He's not so lonely anymore!!!!
     
  5. OvertheHenHouse

    OvertheHenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where are you in CA? If in SoCal, I might be able to point you in the right direction. In the meantime, put a small plush stuffed animal in with the chick. It can help...
     
  6. brandihoward

    brandihoward New Egg

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    Thank you! I was trying to see if I can get some tomorrow, but if not I will order from a hatchery.


    I am in northern Ca, but thank you for the information on the stuffed animal I will grab one right away!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    also put a mirror in so the chick thinks there is another one. They also like to cuddle under a feather duster.
     
  8. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is Ideal www.ideal-poultry.com/

    and mypetchicken.com

    Good luck to you things will be ok you have a huge support group here at the BYC. I am a new egg myself really and learning more day at a time. so ... [​IMG]
     
  9. PixieChixie

    PixieChixie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Where in nor cal? Alamo hay and grain pretty much always has chicks. It's in east bay.
     
  10. brandihoward

    brandihoward New Egg

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    I'm close to Hayward, but will travel. I will check out Alamo Hay~THANK YOU!

    @Drumstick Diva- thanks I will put the mirror in now!
     

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