Lost a chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Dzzzyd, May 25, 2007.

  1. Dzzzyd

    Dzzzyd Out Of The Brooder

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    Today one of my chicks got out and one of the dogs killed her. [​IMG] No blood just dead. No one is talking. Brutus, the Chihuahua and the Cocker both act guilty. I think a joint effort. It was Alice, my Silver Lace Wyandotte. My dear sweet husband was so sympathtic he took me right down to the feed store to get not one, but two chicks. He said the new young one would be too lonely by itself. It's sad, but that's one way to enlarge my flock. I have gone from two to three chickens now. Poor Flo, my Buff Orp, will be lonely for awhile, but the little ones will catch up soon enough and join her. The new gals on the block are a RIR and a Bar Rock. What was soooo surprising was how much Flo had grown when I compared sizes. WOW! They do grow fast. I think I have a nice variety now. I hope they all get along. How long will I have to wait before I can test waters with them together. A couple of weeks?
     
  2. DementedHam

    DementedHam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry for your loss.[​IMG] If its a few days older I think you can put them together. If they are a month or more seperated try putting them together but see what happens. If they fight or don't get along then wait a few more weeks.
     
  3. Dzzzyd

    Dzzzyd Out Of The Brooder

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    I think they are about three weeks apart.
     
  4. DementedHam

    DementedHam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that the age difference is not so far apart. Flo will be the leader.[​IMG]
    Try it right now if they are awake and near you.
     
  5. Dzzzyd

    Dzzzyd Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, I tried it and Flo tried pecking the little ones. So I separated them again. I'll try again when they get a little bigger.
     
  6. DementedHam

    DementedHam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will always try to do that even after a pecking order is established. When I used to have 3 roosters I introduced another and they pecked ech other for the first day. The next few days they avoided each other. After a week of seeing each other they were friends. This all happened when the roos were all 3 months old.
     
  7. Dzzzyd

    Dzzzyd Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, I'll keep trying maybe daily for short periods to make sure she dosen't hurt them.
     
  8. DementedHam

    DementedHam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Let me know how it turns out.[​IMG] Post pictures if you can:jumpy
     

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