Single chick- HELP!- update

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by libbyhan, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. libbyhan

    libbyhan Out Of The Brooder

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    We bought a pair of bantams (now 3.5 weeks) and just lost one. The remaining chick is freaking out. I've got several stuffed animals (one that's a chick and she snuggles with her), but she's not happy. Is it safe to get a chick from a local farm and mix them? We have a flock of standard chicks- 10-12 weeks- that are already in the coop. This bantam is TINY and can't be mixed. I knew that this might happen and went to the feed store last week to try and get a third- they were out.

    Help!
     
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  2. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    I just had the same problem. Put a mirror in there until you can add another baby. Mine spent hours staring at the chick in the mirror. It kept him occupied until I could add a couple more babies in there. Mine ignored the stuffed animals, but the mirror was a huge hit!

    Good luck!
     
  3. katdam

    katdam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i had to do the mirror as well with my EE...it made her much happier..now she has 9 others to keep her company..i think she would rather have the mirror back!!!
     
  4. Keri78

    Keri78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    get that poor baby a bro. or sis asap![​IMG]
     
  5. libbyhan

    libbyhan Out Of The Brooder

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    Will do the mirror trick asap. She's sitting wrapped in a towel on my lap now. She's so sad and so are we- my 6 year old cried herself to sleep.

    We'll get another chick asap. I'm in MA- north central- and will drive to pick up. I guess that we'd be OK giving our bantam up to someone with chicks the same age, but would prefer a 2-4 week old to take home. So sad.
    Here's Dory- our survivor. This pic is about 2-3 weeks old...

    [​IMG]
     
  6. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    Try posting in the Wanted section. I posted there looking for a baby to help mine out and a very sweet local BYCer popped up with a couple of great chicks about the same age. I found friends for my baby and made a friend myself in the bargain. [​IMG]
     
  7. libbyhan

    libbyhan Out Of The Brooder

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    I LOVE THIS WEBSITE!!!!

    I already found a lady 10 minutes from my house with black cochin bantams about 3 weeks old. IDEAL for us. Our poor little cross beak isn't even cold yet and we've found another.

    THANK YOU everyone!
     
  8. muffi

    muffi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, I was just about to post that you could have one of my bantam cochins, but I doubt I'm as close as 10 min from you! Good luck!
     
  9. libbyhan

    libbyhan Out Of The Brooder

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    You ARE about 10 minutes from me!!!!! I'm in Lunenburg and I'm headed to Townsend tomorrow to pick up a cochin bantam. You are so sweet to offer to give me one. Thank you! If things don't work out, I may PM you.

    Have I mentioned- I LOVE this board!
     
  10. muffi

    muffi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Wow, small world! Sure, just let me know if you need one of mine.
     

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