raising one chick-any chicks out there? ne florida

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by pamelajy15, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. pamelajy15

    pamelajy15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The result of an unsuccessful hatch, I have one chick in the middle of winter...being raised in the house...Are there any chicks for sale in NE Florida....4-6 weeks old. Just really looking for one to raise her with...any advice on should I try to find 2 or 3?

    Concerned about whether she'll ever fit in to the flock I have...(3 leghorns, 1 rir, 2 red sex links, 1 araucana, 1 blk jersey giant, 1 buff orp) She is getting attached to being held by humans......around house dogs...and bored by herself when people at work.
     
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  3. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    go with stuffed animals and a mirror. I have put a single chick indoors at night with a broody. if it was too cold outside.
     
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  4. Stewarts

    Stewarts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What Gimmie Birdies says is a good idea.
     
  5. pamelajy15

    pamelajy15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you "gimmie birdies...the chick initially had 3 small parakeet mirrors and a small stuffed duck...she started making herself crazy trying to "find " the chick behind the mirrors...I had to take the mirrors out of her space....she now has "spa" music to keep her company...two compartment area in a big fly cage...sand bath pan...pine limb perch...spoiling her terribly...

    I have decided to try and find another chick close to her age...checking craigslist...and byc.com for localbreeders...
     
  6. pamelajy15

    pamelajy15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the advice... checking craigslist hoping to find a chick or chicks...around the same age.
     
  7. Stewarts

    Stewarts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is your location?
     
  8. pamelajy15

    pamelajy15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    northeast florida...not much bychicken action here...
     
  9. gimmie birdies

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    if you call meyer hatchery- they have chicks they can send out on monday and tuesday. you may have to buy more than you need and they may be meat chickens- but atleast yours won't be lonely.
     
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  10. gimmie birdies

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    I looked on their web site- they have red ranger broilers, and white leghorns (which are great layers) I think you have to get 15 but- if you have friends...
     

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