Single Chick?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Sphinx, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm snickering at the title. Sorry. I'm mentally a 10 year old.

    So, I really want to get one more chicken. I want to get a Copper Marans. Around here though, I can only find week old chicks. Could I get just one chick, or do they not do well unless there's a couple of them?
     
  2. Tiramisu

    Tiramisu Got Mutts

    May 3, 2008
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    So you only have 1 chick right now?? If you do, how old it is?
    Or are you saying you only want to get 1 maran? You shouldn't get just 1 if it can't go with the other chick, chickens are social creatures. 2 should be the minimum to get.
     
  3. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I currently have 8 chickens. Two are roosters that I want to get rid of.

    I want to get one more hen, but I think a week old chick should NOT be with my two month old pullets.

    So, I should a minimum of two chicks?


    I see that chicken math is starting to get me. Uh oh!!! I wanted a total of four chickens. But, when I bought my SLW and EE, they made me get a minimum of five. So, I bought five, figuring I'd sell a couple of them. But, then I went and got attached to all of them and won't sell any of them.
     
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Quote:I am attached to mine, too, even the excess roos. [​IMG]
     
  5. chics in the sun

    chics in the sun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got just one EE chick for a few days, and she just seemed so lonely. I ended up getting another Oliver Egger EE chick to keep her company, and she was so much happier with a friend-
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  6. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    I would get two or even three. They'll be good company for each other while they are in the brooder but when you go to integrate them with the others it's a lot easier if your adding two or three then just one. A loner added to a flock is the center of attention and can really get picked on.
     
  7. gamechickens

    gamechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i always get groups of four or so. they keep each other company and warmth. never had a single baby chick do well. plus when they do get older and can introduce them with the other they wont be the single man out
     
  8. sharol

    sharol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have four. Do I hear five? Five? Going once, going twice....

    Love that chicken math.

    I wanted 3, but MPC would only ship 8, so that is what is coming next week.
     
  9. chics in the sun

    chics in the sun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, but they were purchased for your lonely chick, not for you, so they do not count in the chicken math equation.
     
  10. SkyWarrior

    SkyWarrior Chillin' With My Peeps

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