One Lonely chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by LittleBird123, Jun 14, 2017.

  1. LittleBird123

    LittleBird123 Chirping

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    I was hatching four bantam eggs in my incubator and only one hatched, she is only a day old now. I have started incubating more eggs but they wont hatch for another two weeks. What can I do for my chick to keep it from feeling lonely until the other chicks come? Could I make some toys for it to keep it entertained? And when can I start taking her out of the brooder to walk around and hold her? DSC01204.JPG
     
  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    You could put a feather duster in there for her.
    And a mirror.
     
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  3. AlleysChicks

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    I was getting ready to suggest this sister!

    If you can't find a feather duster that isn't crazy expensive, one of the kids play feather scarves wadded up works too. Hang it so it isn't sitting on the ground. Also a small cloth toy works too.
     
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    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    great minds think alike!
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    Sure do!
     
  6. AlleysChicks

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    I highly recommend a mirror. I had a single chick by herself for almost 2 weeks because she had unabsorbed yolk. She had never seen another chick. So when I put her in with some bantams she was scared of them. She was bigger than them but she was still scared.
     
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  7. centrarchid

    centrarchid Free Ranging

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    I have raised singles before without issue other than keeping them warm more problematic. Also put them in with a mature rooster although made certain all was well before leaving alone.
     

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