New chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kmyers, Mar 25, 2017.

  1. kmyers

    kmyers Just Hatched

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    I have 3 hens already and bought a new chick today. I know i cant put her in with my hens yet but will she be ok alone? They let me buy only 1 so i assume so but thought i would checj just in case. Ty all
     
  2. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello and welcome,
    Chicks/chickens are very social creatures, so getting a friend for her would be a great idea. Also, integrating one chick is painful to watch since all the others will pick on her....
     
  3. kmyers

    kmyers Just Hatched

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    Ty. So if we get another and integrate both together they wont pick on them as bad then?
     
  4. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

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    Exactly - more chicks will divert attention from just one. If you can, I would get 3 total, [​IMG]
     
  5. kmyers

    kmyers Just Hatched

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    Ty so much
     
  6. soupytortoise

    soupytortoise New Egg

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    correct. Make sure that they are the same size.in addition I would still wait until the appropriate time to integrate them. This is a very debatable subject as to when that time is, look at some other threads on blending flocks and go from there.
     
  7. soupytortoise

    soupytortoise New Egg

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    I agree with boskelli; the more the better; chickens need that social interaction!
     
  8. kmyers

    kmyers Just Hatched

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    Ty everyone i went sunday and bought 2 more chicks. yay. Yall give such good advice I am so thankful for this site. Now I am working on getting these chicks to be a little more social than my last ones. One of my other 3 lets me pet her like a dog lol but the other 2 are not social at all. I have read on here treats and lots of attention will help. I have a list going im more prepared this time. Thanks again everyone. [​IMG]
     

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