- Apr 14, 2014
Hi guys 2 weeks ago on Monday i arrived home from work as i was getting out of my car i ran into a neighbor of mine who hatches eggs and sells the chicks. he showed me a small plastic bag with 2 chicks in it one dead and one still alive i asked him where hes going with them he said to throw them in the trash because one is dead and the other is dying. I was appalled that he would cold heartedly throw a creature that is still alive in the trash in the cold and in a place swarming with stray cats. i told him to give me the chick i figured its dying anyway so might as well just give it a nice warm quiet place to go peacefully.
I got a shoe box put a blanket in it and put the chick in and it turns out the chick has a crooked leg he cant use he only hops on one leg that's why he was throwing it away because nobody is going to buy it. It's been 3 weeks and the chick is doing great hes growing feathers and hes bigger than before and seems to be very happy. i am only feeding him special chick food and water and i was wondering at what age can i start feeding him other kinds of food like veggies and fruits maybe. is it still too early? Is it also okay to have a chick in my apartment hes in the shoe box in my room i put him on the balcony when im home and have time to watch him but other than that hes always in the shoe box. is that sanitary to have in a house?
i got him a bigger box today i will get it ready for him tonight and move him into it because he now can hop out of the shoe box. i feel bad i know they should be in a green field or farm running around but i don't know what else to do i don't know anyone who will take it and where i live animals aren't very much cared for so whoever i give it to u will most likely end up killing it.
If you have any advice for me about food or anything concerning how to better care for it please i need all the help i can get.
And one more thing out of curiosity i would really love to know which chicken breed he or she is and if its too early to tell if its a girl or boy
Thank you for your help.