What to do for the only baby chick who survived the trip through the mails?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Zana, May 31, 2012.

  1. ChickiesInUtah

    ChickiesInUtah Chirping

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    I was just going to suggest this. We have a local classifieds website too with its own poultry section. Tons of people are getting rid of their chickens of all ages.

    Some of the ads make me laugh. One woman was selling her chickens because they were "getting too big". They were still in the brooder! [​IMG]

    Good luck to you, I'm sorry more of your chicks didn't make it, but glad one did. Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
  2. Zana

    Zana In the Brooder

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    Tried the various Craigslists for Colorado but the only one I saw were a 4 hour drive each way. Did just post on Facebook for the closed group for our small town.
     
  3. ChickiesInUtah

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  4. Zana

    Zana In the Brooder

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    That gave me the idea to check the classifieds of the newspaper an hour away. Too bad I don't need a pickup truck or gun rack or dog. We happen to be way out in the boonies... it's over two hours to the nearest freeway.
     
  5. ChickiesInUtah

    ChickiesInUtah Chirping

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    WOW! That's neat.

    Good luck, I hope you are able to find some!
     
  6. goldies99

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    very sorry to hear you lost so many chicks.....is the company sending you replacement chicks??....i sure hope so.....i had a single chick that a kid hatched...he gave it away for free, so i took it.....she became very close to me...came running everytime someone would try to pick on her!...she would jump up on my arm every time i opened her cage, till she was big enough to join the group....im sure your little chick will be fine till you get some friends for her....i do hope the company sends you some!.......good luck
     
  7. Zana

    Zana In the Brooder

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    I am sure they will, they have a very good reputation. Phoned them and was on hold for a while so left a msg and expect a call back.
     
  8. Zana

    Zana In the Brooder

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    Had a very good talk with someone from My Pet Chicken. Both he and my husband think that the box was tossed upside down and that is how the mishap occurred. We agreed that he would refund most of the shipping charge and all of the chicken losses, and then I went ahead and placed a slightly different order, depending on what was available, to be shipped next Monday.

    Also found a good local chicken resource and she suggested mirrors in the corner of the box where the chick could see "other" chicks! will try that now.
     
  9. Zana

    Zana In the Brooder

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    A local chicken lady gave me an idea that has been a hit with my solitary chick. I put a hand mirror in the box, learning up against one of the walls in the corner. My chick and the mirror chick have been inseparable for hours!
     
  10. Gargoyle

    Gargoyle Chiseler

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    Keep us posted on how it all develops and how the new chicks get along with this one.

    Best of luck!
     

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