Question about 2 day old chick (w/ pics)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by The Poultry Peanut, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. The Poultry Peanut

    The Poultry Peanut lives under rock

    I have a 2 day old leghorn chick that was abandoned and i found the egg after it had started hatching and so I brought it inside and it hatched in my room and he/she is lonely but has inprinted on me and is old enough that the broodies I have won't take him and the feed store doesn't have any chicks. Do I need to worry about him? Do I need to take care of him like I would take care of 20 chicks? Any help would be great!!

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    ^^^here is his "bator"
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    ^^^and here he is in the egg before he hatched
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    ^^^Here he is just hatched
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    ^^^Here he is again just hatched
     
  2. BluegrassSeramas

    BluegrassSeramas Serama Savvy

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    Sweet.
    I made my broody take some new hatchlings, and her chicks are two weeks old. We just kept trying, and put them under her at night.

    I would get him a cuddly small stuffed animal to sleep with.
    You just take care of it like 20 chicks, but with less feed, lol
     

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