One Chick Left

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chick-george, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. chick-george

    chick-george Out Of The Brooder

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    I got three silkie chicks this week from a local breeder. The runty one is now the only one left she had a pasty but so I paid lots of attention to her. The other two were just fine, I made sure their butts were clean. Over the last two days they got weak and died early this morning. Now the runty one is behaving like a perfectly healthy chick no pasty butt, eating and drinking. Ive had her with me all morning. She cries if I'm not carrying her around. We watched a kung fu movie together on the couch. [​IMG]

    I, of course, cannot be tied to the sofa all day (though it is tempting). I was told she was a week old when I got her, making her approximately 2 weeks old. I know she should not be by herself but I'm afraid to get more from the breeder in case the other chicks aren't as healthy as they seemed, and I don't want to give her away or back. I have three 4 month old chickens in the back and I'm pretty sure putting her in with them is a bad idea.

    So... Any advice or ideas would be very welcome. [​IMG]
     
  2. phaethona

    phaethona Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maybe get more lil fuzzy butts(from somewhere else) so they can flock together, that way when it comes time to get out of the brooder she has safety in numbers.

    I rehomed a chick to a friend who had 6 free ranging RIRs and the first time they were alone together the hens killed the chick. had it been 6 chicks they probably would have been fine but since it was one, she was alone and vulerable, and apparently seen as a weak link by the hens.

    good luck! hope the lil one stays healthy [​IMG]
     
  3. chick-george

    chick-george Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, right now I have a stack of 3x5 Dr. Suess flash cards wrapped in a soft terry cloth towel tucked into my shirt on my "shelf" so she has a flat surface to stand on while she cuddles with me. My body heat seems to make her very comfy.
     
  4. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    Quote:Picturing this thinking that you can't possibly go to work this way! [​IMG]
     
  5. chick-george

    chick-george Out Of The Brooder

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  6. Nekhebet

    Nekhebet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Someone should invent an across the chest carrier for chicks [​IMG]
     
  7. Luke13:34

    Luke13:34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BWAAAAHAAAAAAHAAAAA!!!!!



    Nice!
     
  8. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bet if you went to work like that all the gals in the office will be wearing a chick like that - it could start a trend.......think of it!

    LOL
    Caroline
     

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