New momma of rescued baby chick

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mommachickof1, Jul 5, 2016.

  1. mommachickof1

    mommachickof1 New Egg

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    I have found a chick wondering alone and decided to take the baby in. It's been almost a week now and he or she is my first encounter with a chick. I have been reading all that I can on them and am trying the best I know to provide for the baby! I have bought a brooder box it's a large tote and have put down pine shavings purchased from tractor supply. Bought a feeder with chick starter and a waterer also. I've made a few little "homey" touches to try and keep my baby entertained which include a hanging cd (so baby can look into) a perching ladder made of sticks, toilet paper roll, a rock baby can jump on, tiny stuffed animal and 1 small blanket that I have noticed baby likes to sleep on. Also have a heating lamp to keep baby warm. I'm just looking for advice to keep going with raising him/her and would appreciate any that is given! I live in a large apartment but take the chick out every so often to graze and today chicky caught its first ants and loved them! Is there any signs of sadness I should look for? Am I doing a good job? Has anyone kept a chick indoors and had success? Please let me know thank you. Chick is about 3-4 weeks old now. Thank you! [​IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I answered your other post. Chicky is adorable.
     
  3. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    A wondering chick! Lucky baby roamed into the right area!
     
  4. pom pom chook

    pom pom chook New Egg

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    He or she doesn't look sad. For food I would give it layers pelets but crushed. Ang signs of sadness are: not being itself. Hiding . not eating and forever sleeping. I am not saying it has worms but just to keep it healthy you might wanna give it a piece of garlic now and then. If you're worryed about worms, I mean internal worms, you can buy worm medicine online.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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