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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ScienceWard, Apr 28, 2016.

  1. ScienceWard

    ScienceWard New Egg

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    Hi everyone,

    I am happy to be a part of your community. I have been reading threads searching for answers, advice, and HOPE! So thank you to everyone who has posted before me. It is such a tremendous help.

    I recently was inspired by another member who had hatched a chick from Trader Joe fertilized eggs. And I am happy to report we have one little chick out of the carton. Eight were yolkers and the others were early deaths.

    I think this little guy might need some company. I have a second batch that will not hatch for another two weeks. Is that too big of a gap?

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  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Congrats on your chick, lovely pic!! Up to 2 weeks you can usually add other chicks. I only do this though depending on the size of the first chicks. If they are a bigger breed or too rough I wait until they are about the same size. You may need to consider what you would do with your chick now for those 2 weeks, it could be lonely so I would recommend trying to get at least 1 more to keep it company.

    Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with Yorkshire Coop.
     
  4. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Sometimes putting a small plush toy and/or unbreakable mirror can keep a single chick from being lonely. Hope you can get the little one some company soon.

    Good luck with your upcoming hatch!
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - I can't think of a better excuse to get more chicks! [​IMG]

    Good luck

    CT
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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

    ScienceWard New Egg

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    Thanks, everyone! I set up the brooder for our little one (haven't named it yet). I have ordered some chicks that will arrive tonight or Saturday, but in the mean time I have placed a couple of mirrors in the brooder.

    So happy I joined. Looking forward to growing with my chicks and the BYC community!
     
  8. ScienceWard

    ScienceWard New Egg

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    Quick question...she still has some dried blood from the cord. It has not fallen off and it is still pretty stuck on her. I gave it a gentle tug and it was not coming off. I should just leave it, right? how long do I wait before I help her remove it. Thank you!
     
  9. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Please don't pull the cord, it could cause a rupture to her abdomen. Give it time and it should dry up and fall off on its own.
     

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