Single baby chick, should I buy companions?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kelsi8281, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. kelsi8281

    kelsi8281 In the Brooder

    Sep 16, 2014
    After trying to hatch a few eggs only one survived. I eventually want to let it be with other chickens but have read that if they grow up alone they won't be able to socialize well with other chickens. Would it be best to buy a few more babies to kept it company and let it get used to other chickens?
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    Yes, they're flock animals and no amount of interaction with you will take the place of a flock.
  3. Rusty's Ranch

    Rusty's Ranch Songster

    Mar 25, 2009
    So Cal
    It's chick season!! Get at least two more. If you're limited in space, we've found that 3 works well - that way if one is in the nest, the other two have each other to buddy around with. If you have lots of space -- the more the merrier [​IMG]
  4. Tallie

    Tallie In the Brooder

    Definitely get more. In face go ahead and get a lot more because we all know chicken math will strike eventually anyways. hahaha.

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