New chick owner!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by tofutop, Nov 27, 2015.

  1. tofutop

    tofutop Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello! Recently I got hold of 5 chicken eggs and decided to incubate them myself. However, 2 were unfertilised and only three made it to lockdown. It's now day 23 and only one chick has hatched. I've done some candling of the other 2 developed eggs, but have not seen any movement thus far :( The chick that hatched is only three days old and already trying to jump out of the brooder! BYC was my main source of information, and I am extremely grateful to everyone here. Thank you!
     
  2. Caleb999

    Caleb999 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC. I'm glad you found what you needed, and good luck with the other two eggs.
     
  3. tofutop

    tofutop Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you :)
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Congratulations on your hatched chick :clap If your other eggs don't hatch would you be able to get another chick for your hatched one as they do so much better with a friend. I use a Guinea cage for brooding as they can be pesky at jumping out at a very young age!!
    Lovely to hear BYC has been so helpful for you.

    Wishing you the very best of luck with your chick and remaining eggs.

    Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
     
  5. tofutop

    tofutop Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Yes, I'm currently trying to find a friend for the little chick. Where I live it's quite a struggle to find chicks and chicken supplies, but I'll definitely try hard. Thank you for your kind words!
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    This time of year it can be difficult to find chicks. I hope you can find a friend for your 1 but if not, you might have some luck putting a small stuffed toy in with her or an unbreakable mirror...maybe then she wouldn't feel lonely.

    Good luck to you and thanks for joining us!
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with NFC- Congratulations on the little chick
     
  9. tofutop

    tofutop Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all, I've put in a mirror and he seems contented for now :)
     
  10. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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