only 1 chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by steward, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. steward

    steward In the Brooder

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    I recently tried my hand at incubating some of my own hens eggs. I was pretty sure that of the eight that started at least three or four were growing. I tried candling several times but could not see much , all the eggs were either brown or blue. Well, I only hatched 1 chick. It came out perfect so I don't think I had any problems with humidity or turning, but my real question is will 1 chick be really lonely , or will it just be more dependent on it's humans? Thanks.
     
  2. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks Songster

    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    Your one chick might be pretty lonely and will be very dependent on you. I recall when I was a kid, that I got an Easter chick. It peeped and peeped and peeped cause it was lonely.

    Maybe you can search Craigslist and find it another chick...at least one more should make it happy.
     
  3. lux_interior

    lux_interior Songster

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    yes, I would find it at least 1 friend, if not more.... you'll end up wanting more! [​IMG]
     
  4. giasmom

    giasmom Songster

    Mar 31, 2009
    Woodville, Al
    Oh, I just went thru this, there is a post somewhere. You WILL be wanting to find it a playmate SOON ! Good luck !
     
  5. giasmom

    giasmom Songster

    Mar 31, 2009
    Woodville, Al
    BTW , People are going to tell you to put a mirror in there to keep it company. NOT, all my chick did was stand in front of it and peep her brains out! Then people are also going to tell you to put a stuffed animal in there with it to cuddle with. NOT all my chick did was ignore it & look for me. Never even knew it was in there. So, once again, You WILL want to get it a playmate SOON !
     
  6. amyc

    amyc Songster

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    When I had one lone chick I tried the mirror and stuffed animal - nothing is the same as having "live" company. My lone chick cried and cried until I got her new friends (and even cried for a while after I put her new friends in).

    My lone one was fine when I was holding her, but between my other animals, kids and job that just wasn't feasible.
     
  7. OutdoorFun4

    OutdoorFun4 Songster

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    These are flock animals. I would get it a friend or give it to someone with other birds.

    Have fun shopping!
     

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