should i just have my one chick, or get a campanion for him?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Fporter3, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. Fporter3

    Fporter3 New Egg

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    i found my baby chickie, and hes doing great!! hes part of our family and gets alot of attention. sometimes thou, when i put him in his cage he crys because he wants me to pick him up. should i get another one for him? i really just wanted him, and our bond would be stronger, but now i really dont know????
     
  2. Habibs Hens

    Habibs Hens Cream Legbar Keeper

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    chicken as all brids are flocking birds

    dont keep them alone

    as he is a boy anothe rboy will fight

    get him some hens
     
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  3. Fporter3

    Fporter3 New Egg

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    ok, question solved. i will get another one. but i dont even know if the one i have is male or female
     
  4. Ourfamilyflock

    Ourfamilyflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens are very social and they hate to be alone, a human companion is not enough, they need other chickens. I have read that a chicken can even die of loneliness, plus they like to snuggle together for warmth and security. To be safe be sure to try to get a sexed pullet about the same age. If the little guy in your avatar is your new chick Im guessing he/she is about a week old at the most.
     
  5. Lynzi777

    Lynzi777 Overrun With Chickens

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    I found this out very quickly with my three chicks - that they don't like to be alone. I bought two silkies from someone local. There were three that hatched together and kept together. When went to pick up the silkies, I also took the mixed chick because I did not want to leave him there alone. The other chicks weren't expected to hatch for a couple of days. Well if my two kids each take a silkie out of the cage, he chirps so loud, almost like he's calling out for them and looking for them. he HATES to be alone! So I'm glad that I both a) started with 2 chicks and b) took him so he wouldn't be left alone for a couple of days. [​IMG]
     
  6. superduperchick

    superduperchick Out Of The Brooder

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    As the others said, chickens hate being alone! Consider getting him a companion.
     

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