Passing chick

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cdollman, Feb 22, 2016.

  1. cdollman

    cdollman New Egg

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    Hi I am new on here & to the chick world but today our baby frizzle passed away, we got our amerucana at the same time & since the frizzle has been gone she chirps day and night. Is there anything we should do for her?
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! I'm sorry that it's not under better circumstances and that you have lost your frizzle :hugs Getting some other chicks of the same age would be great for her. They are flock animals and do like company of their own kind. For now you could try giving her a small cuddly toy and a mirror. This can often appease them in the short term.

    Fingers crossed you can find some new friends for her. Good luck with her.

    Enjoy BYC :frow
     
  3. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    Sorry you lost your little frizzle. Yorkshire coop is right, your remaining chick is lonesome. Hope you can find some other chicks about the same age for her.

    Good luck and thanks for joining us!
     
  4. cdollman

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    Thank you! We do have three silkies in there but they seem to leave her out you think still good to put another chick? Sorry should have put more info
     
  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    As the frizzle has passed it may take time for a new pecking order to establish. How old are they? In general she should be ok with the silkies for company. Constant crying can sometimes mean they are unwell. Is she eating and drinking ok? Have you checked her for pasty butt?
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. cdollman

    cdollman New Egg

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    Yes she's been eating and drinking well that I know of. Have been cleaning them daily, hoping she's just sad and not ill
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Are the silkies also baby chicks or are they much older? Do you have your chick in a brooder with a heat lamp? Chicks often cry if they are too cold.
     
  9. cdollman

    cdollman New Egg

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    Ya they are all about the same age yes in brooder and heat lamp
     
  10. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. So sorry for your loss.
     

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