( ONE ) new chick...HELP !!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ktown55, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. ktown55

    ktown55 Out Of The Brooder

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    We Had Another Chick Hatch Last Night Around 9pm..So I Just Left It In the Bator Over Night, Ok, The Other Two Little Chicks I Have Are Just About Two And A Half Days Older, And when I Put the New Chick In the Brooder, At First Everything Seem Ok, And Then The Older Chicks Start Picking At the Baby...What Do I Need To Do?? Do I Need To Put The Baby Chick In Another Brooder For Alittle While Or Just Leave Everything The Way It Is? Thank You For Your Help.....Ktown
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  2. Countrywife

    Countrywife Corrupted by a Redneck

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    I walked around holding everyone for a couple hours, and they settled in.
     
  3. lady and her girls

    lady and her girls Out Of The Brooder

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    Keep the big ones in a seperate pen until the little one gets his balance and strenth. also a red heat lanp bulb will help
     
  4. spotsplus

    spotsplus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've found when putting chicks together that a a few days up to a week apart if I just wait till the new one is atleast 2 days old and able to move around easily they do fine. I also end up carrying the lone baby around to comfort them and they do settle right in (plus I must admit, I enjoy it) [​IMG] T
     
  5. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    I gently push the bullies back with my finger each time they start pecking. It takes a little while but it seems to work on mine.
     
  6. mandelyn

    mandelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wait for the new one to be 2-3 days old when it can handle itself better. Today was Day 1 of carrying around "Socks" because he was the only chick out of 9 eggs. I set some more just for him, but the next chick is one week away. Socks is my little pocket pet for a week! Then I'll carry 1 of the others with him for a day or 2, and then add them to the brooder with the other 2 due to hatch.
     

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