One lonley chick

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chicknduck, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. chicknduck

    chicknduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hatched 2 chicks on Thanksgiving day and one just didnt seem to be right well it died a few days later. I am wondering how lonley my chck cheepers is. I gave him a stuffed animal to cuddle with but I am concerned. I will be getting 25 chicks from McMurry hatchery on Feb 2nd will I be ably to put cheepers in with the babies?Is there anything else I can do? Oh it is a EE silkie cross. Any suggestions are appriciated.
     
  2. chics in the sun

    chics in the sun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I tried to have just one chick, but couldn't stand how lonely she seemed. I got her a friend at a swap and now they are BFFs, and it is much better to integrate a pair into the ones you are getting in Feb. Find her a friend. This is what mine did all week, along with sad, sad, chirping and not eating enough:
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  3. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens really need other chickens. Even a lone chicken in a flock of chickens of other ages will have a hard time integrating. Get her a pal or two her age asap.
     
  4. sharol

    sharol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you post where you are, I'll bet someone out there has a chick they would give/sell you so Cheepers won't be so lonely. By Feb 2, Cheepers will be nearly 2 months old and HUGE compared to the babies.

    These were my girls at 8 weeks. http://picasaweb.google.com/sharol46/8WeeksOld#

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    suspect that the integration could be tough on the new arrivals.

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  5. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Where are you located? I bet there's a BYCer out there who can help. I'm in NE Kansas and have chicks!
     
  6. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    You don't say where you are or people would be offering already. Make a thread in the wanted to buy section, and get that chick a buddy.
     
  7. chicknduck

    chicknduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am in western Pennsylvania. I really would love to get her/him a friend. She/he eats well and is such a great and pretty bird. It was my first hatched chick on Thanksgiving to boot. I want to do good for cheepers. If anyone would help I would greatly appriciate it.
     
  8. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:How far are you from Boyers? I have silkies that should hatch this week and silkies that hatched last month. Boyers is at the top of Butler county.
     
  9. chicknduck

    chicknduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:How far are you from Boyers? I have silkies that should hatch this week and silkies that hatched last month. Boyers is at the top of Butler county.

    I did the google map thing and I am an hour and a half from there. I am near pittsburgh.
     
  10. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have to come to downtown pittsburgh tomorrow....can you meet during the day?
     

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