only chick to hatch HELP

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by annabannana, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. annabannana

    annabannana New Egg

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    I just had a Chick hatch the day before Easter but in my in incubator I had 21 eggs but only one hatched he/she is a back sexlink and silver laced polish cross but she won't stop crying she has stuffed animals with her and a mirror but I can't leave the room with out her crying. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Be Happy! Read more. Premium Member

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    Do you have a local feed store where you could purchase a friend for her?
     
  3. annabannana

    annabannana New Egg

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    I do not know but I will research that but anything local will 've hour away since I live in Maine but thank you for the advice :)
     
  4. KikisGirls

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    Is she warm enough....is the temp in your brooder good...not too cold and not TOO HOT?
     
  5. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    Do you have a flock of adult chickens? What I would do is rig up a safe pen or cage in the coop with a heating pad brooding system and let the chick develop in proximity to the other chickens. It will be warmed and comforted by the heating pad and the proximity to the flock will quiet it.

    The constant chirping is its way of search out other chickens because it has an instinct to be in the flock.
     
  6. annabannana

    annabannana New Egg

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    Yes the temp in tthe brooder is good and If she gets too cold she has a sock full of rice that is heated
     
  7. annabannana

    annabannana New Egg

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    Thank you for the advice but I have a very aggressive rooster that will not stop at anything to get her but my barns stalls are all connected so that will be a challenge.
     
  8. Hillaire

    Hillaire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    did you candle the other eggs to check for pipping/movement?
     
  9. annabannana

    annabannana New Egg

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    Yes I have candelf them but it is the 23rd day and I'm losing hope.
     
  10. Hillaire

    Hillaire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when you candled them what did you see?
     

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