Lonely Pullet

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Gemsbok, Jan 9, 2015.

  1. Gemsbok

    Gemsbok Out Of The Brooder

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    Last week I had purchased two 7 week old pullets from a farm as pets, and yesterday I lost one of them to coccidiosis, despite treatment. The remaining girl is doing fine, she's eating and curious and active, but she seems so lonely. I spend time with her as much as I can, and she's such a little sweetheart, but I can't be there all the time. The farmer said he'll replace the girl I lost in 2-3 weeks, but I'm wondering if there's anything I can do to help out the one I have until then? Will the mirror trick work on a 7 week old bird? Every time I leave the room she just peeps and peeps and it's breaking my heart.
     
  2. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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    It wouldn't hurt to try it!
     
  3. Americano Blue

    Americano Blue Mush on!

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    I would try that or put a stuff animal with her. I had a duckling who would cry because she was alone. We put a toy chicken in her brooder and she stopped crying and would snuggle with it.
     
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  4. jimmy cockcorn

    jimmy cockcorn New Egg

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    get another pullet ?
     

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