Singleton Silkie Chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Georgia Nana, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. Georgia Nana

    Georgia Nana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HELP!!! Two Silkie eggs hatched in my incubator 5 days ago. Last night, one of them died, and the other is inconsolable!! It just runs all over the little brooder box chirping its little heart out! I don't think that it has stopped to eat or drink and will surely die if it doesn't calm down!
    Will it get better as the hours pass? I don't have a baby to put in there with it, nor do I know anyone who has any chicks! What do I do?
     
  2. Branch Chickens

    Branch Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh! My heart goes out to you and your chick. [​IMG] That is hard.
    I don't have any words of wisdom, but I'm sure someone else will.
     
  3. Georgia Nana

    Georgia Nana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. It was heartbreaking to lose the chick, and now the heartbreak continues. I am afraid that I will lose this one, too! I put one of the dogs' stuffed toys in the box with her, and will see if that helps. I will try and find another chick today, but don't have much hope for that.
     
  4. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a tough one. Probably harder on this little guy than if he had hatched a singleton. Just a thought, wonder what would happen if you would put a small stuffed toy (like beanie baby size or smaller) in his brooder with him? I know people do that with parrots.
    In the meantime if you keep checking with your feed store, vets, etc., if you could find a friend.
    If we were closer, (I'm in PA) I'd give you one of mine. They're a week old today.
     

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