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My lonely day old won't stop peeping...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Cecilcountychic, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. Cecilcountychic

    Cecilcountychic Hatching

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    Yesterday morning I had a fella hatch. None of the others have hatched yet; so I moved him to the brooder. Temp is 98, and he is cheeping like crazy! What should I do? Another egg has pipped, should I put him back in the incubator, or leave him in the brooder? He has food and water... He is a lively one.
     

  2. gapeach717

    gapeach717 Songster

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    Can you put a little stuffed animal in with it?
     
  3. Cecilcountychic

    Cecilcountychic Hatching

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    I moved the lamp a bit closer, and he has quieted a bit. I will get a little stuffed animal for him.. I was just worried he is cold.... After being a mom of 8, I feel like I am a mom to any little creature :)
     
  4. felidaet

    felidaet Songster

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    Sometimes a mirror in the brooder makes a single chick think there is another one in there.
     
  5. CarolJ

    CarolJ Dogwood Trace Farm

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    I have a single chick in the brooder, too. I hope more will hatch tomorrow so he'll have some company. I've just tried to hold him more than usual so he'll have some socialization. I've heard the stuffed animal, or a small pillow would be helpful, too. Good luck - hope you get more hatching real soon!
     

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