Should I buy my 2 week old chick a playmate?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by HOUDINI1961, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. HOUDINI1961

    HOUDINI1961 Out Of The Brooder

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    I've read they are social and should not be alone.

    Also this chick will end up going to a free-range farm(though I really want to keep it), so would it be better if he had a playmate?

    Then they both would go to the farm together.
     
  2. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Chickens do need other chickens, so getting him a friend or two is a good thing. [​IMG]
     
  3. blefky

    blefky life in the yard

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    A single chicken is a lonely chicken - definitely get her a buddy or two. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. HOUDINI1961

    HOUDINI1961 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks I will do that then, but his pal will be about 2 weeks younger.

    Here's the chick, it's mother was killed by an animal and none of her other eggs hatched.

    Oh, how do you get a pic to come up here?
    I hit "Img" and it gave me this....
     
  5. cterbizan

    cterbizan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have always uploaded and copied the bottom URL and pasted on the post.
     
  6. countrychicken00

    countrychicken00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    good idea to give a chick a buddy.
    but if you don't, chicks need attention
    so you would be the chicks buddy.
    But still I think it needs a playmate.
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