Sick chick separated - could she be depressed/lonely?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by momx4plus8, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. momx4plus8

    momx4plus8 In the Brooder

    Mar 17, 2012
    I had to separate my sick chick from the others. But now I'm wondering if she's also lonely/depressed. I had her out of her box last night, sitting on my lap. I wasn't able to get her to take much of the electrolyte solution (although it looks like she drank quite a bit during the night); however, she was chirping (weakly) at me and exploring. She was climbing up my shirt and pecking at it (it was red). She was relatively active while she was with me. She's not healthy, but now I'm wondering if her problem is a combination of sickness and loneliness. Is that possible?
  2. PtldChick

    PtldChick Songster

    Jun 15, 2011
    Portland, OR
    separated birds can get depressed...problem is, if you put another bird with her, one of them might get worse. Try putting a small stuffed animal in with her for company, something to snuggle up against.

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