The Lone Chick :(

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by walker1229, Sep 4, 2015.

  1. walker1229

    walker1229 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well we are hatching our second batch of eggs, the first batch we got 3 out of 15, many weren't fertilized and only 2 others were fully developed but didn't hatch or pip. After posting someone suggested doing lower humidity watching the air sacs and marking them at first then raising at lock down, I did that, the air sacs were just like the pictures for this second time (we got 20, at lock down we had 14 because we took out 6 that were not fertilized) well one hatched yesterday night, today I candled them because still no pips. I took out 5 more, 3 weren't fertilized two stopped growing mid way. The ones I left I was unsure but saw no movement in any :( no internal pips :( if we only get one chick will he/she be ok by its self?
     
  2. Sarafena1982

    Sarafena1982 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It should be ok but I must say 1chick is a lonely chick. I would suggest maybe putting a mirror in the brooder and start looking into finding another baby to keep it company.
     
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  3. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    xs 2 it can be done, but it is better if you can find it a friend or two.
     
  4. walker1229

    walker1229 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well we have a set of 3 chicks that are a month old, we tried every where here but are in a small town, the closest place is like 2 hours away. We took the smallest of the 4 week old chicks and put it with the baby keeping a very close eye on them, I was worried she would be aggressive with the little one, the chick was such a stinker pecking the eyes and wings of the big one, but not they are just fine! I am hooping if they cuddle up when they sleep I can move them into the coop brood box :)
     
  5. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    That's great! I had the same problem with my very first hatch last year. Yielded one chick, it was late fall, no one had chicks and we live in a small rural town. He ended up being very spoiled and running the house with us a good share of the day. lol
     
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  6. walker1229

    walker1229 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Meet Pip (the day old chick) and Sage her big sister :) they are doing well, I am hoping in the next couple days to try moving them to the brood box in the coop. I am wondering if I could take Sage out and let her play with the other month old chicks during the day a little or will taking her away cause a problem?
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  7. 22lilchickens

    22lilchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm having the same problem, this is my first time hatching in a incubator and only one has hatched [​IMG] he/she is 3 days old now and has no buddy but he is actually very content, I put a small fuzzy stuffed horse in his box and he cuddles with all the time, plus the poor little guy has something wrong with his leg, he has a little cast on. I'm hoping some of the younger eggs will hatch soon so he will have a little buddy.
     
  8. Danster1001

    Danster1001 Out Of The Brooder

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    Are the Jersy Giants ??
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  9. Danster1001

    Danster1001 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a lonely 3day old chick who is frantically chirping constantly.
    I have 2 weeks old they are all Jersey Giants would I be ok to put them all together??
    Thanks in advance
    Dan
     
  10. walker1229

    walker1229 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found putting in a bunch of big feathers helped mine until I was able to get it in with the other chicks I had. I have read others put in a stuffed animal, we also put in a mirror and that helped a little.
     

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