Single chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chubbchubb7, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. chubbchubb7

    chubbchubb7 Out Of The Brooder

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    So on a whim I hatched an egg from a brahma hen (or so I think) that I had just bought. I set up a cardboard box and put a paper towel on bottom, showed it the water and feed (it took both). I also set up the light for it and put a thermometer under it so I know the temp. So my question is, is the constant chirping because it's alone? It had stopped now but it chirped for a long time.
    First time hatchet here so....
    Also I have 3-week old chicks with their mom. At some point could I put this chick with them?
     
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  2. losttexan

    losttexan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens are social flock animals and do not do well as singles. Sometimes it can't be avoided, and people use various coping mechanisms like mirrors, dusters, etc., but another chick is the best thing. At this point, it is too young to put with your 3-week olds (eventually you will be able to). I would seriously consider getting another chicks from a friend, someone close by on this board, or a day-old from a feed store. Your little one will be much happier (and quieter). You will be happier as well.
     
  3. chubbchubb7

    chubbchubb7 Out Of The Brooder

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    The local feed store isn't getting anymore in until the first of May. The other egg isn't set to hatch until next week. I may be able to get one Friday tho...
    Wish I had thought about this beforehand and I could have set 2 together
    At what age do you think I could put it with the older ones?
     
  4. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Put a mirror in the brooder till you can get another Chick...:)...Put it close to where it sleeps...:)

    Hope you find another Chick real soon....:)


    Cheers!
     
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  5. SueT

    SueT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Add a radio! I have an old portable radio (do they make them any more??) and I find chicks like the classical station....
     
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  6. Wendi-N-Jay

    Wendi-N-Jay Out Of The Brooder

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    LOL! Everyone makes fun of me for putting a radio in the coop! Originally it was there to keep predators away, but then I found, they really like the music! :) Mine like Country!! ;-)
     
  7. chubbchubb7

    chubbchubb7 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well none of the nearby feed stores have chicks, SO looks like I may be going to Tractor Supply
     
  8. SueT

    SueT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    good luck! let us know what you get.....
     
  9. chubbchubb7

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    So I got another chick but it's older. It's too hot for it in there with the other chick but that chick seems content with the heat!!! The new one is over heating. What do I do now??
     
  10. chubbchubb7

    chubbchubb7 Out Of The Brooder

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    It's on 99.5. The new chick is 6 days old
     

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