lonley peep

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by naightengale, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. naightengale

    naightengale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok so i have 1 lone silkie peep left...its all alone in the brooder peeping like crazy what can i do to calm it??
    it had been uset to two older chicks being in there with it but i sold them.
     
  2. annagarret

    annagarret Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's lonely and scared. I've found they thrive best in their age group. Either adopt new chicks or expect to coddle it till it can join an adult flock

    Good luck
     
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  3. naightengale

    naightengale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i did get it out today for a while and held it it layed over my finger and slept. it just breaks my heart that its soo unhappy its now 30 days old. and i have at least 21 days before we have anymore peeps.. cause im planing to bate some in the coming days.. i did put a fluffy scarf in ther for it to snuggle. but its just too busy trying to get out of the brooder. it has been staying on top of the water jar trying to get closer to the lid to get out (its covered so it cant get out and none of my cats can get in) but its trying so hard.
     
  4. annagarret

    annagarret Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just had a thought, maybe put in a little stuff animal or one of those heartbeat Baby monitors used for newborns.
     
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  5. naightengale

    naightengale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    snuggle time out of the brooder, happy baby now lol until it gets put back.
     
  6. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah they are flock animals and being alone can cause emotional issues. Also it might have troubles becoming part of a flock later if it's use to only being with humans. I'd find it a buddy of the same age now
     
  7. naightengale

    naightengale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we put a mama hen in with her shes curled up ontop of the hen happy now. still wants out but aint screaming all the time now.
     
  8. annagarret

    annagarret Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awwww. How sweet!
     
  9. naightengale

    naightengale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im so proud of my little silkie hen shes taken the little peep back like it was never apart from her.. it slept under her last night all cosy. and shes trying to make a nest in the brooder for it...
     

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