What to do with a 7 week old RIR

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by klk, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. klk

    klk New Egg

    Oct 11, 2011
    I just don't know what to do. I had two 7 week old RIR chicks and lost one two days ago to a hawk. Now, I don't know if I should raise the remaining one by herself. She will be in close contact with me but I don't want her to be alone. I have been counselled to get one near her age, but to keep them guartined from eacgh other for a month (not partical). Or, whether I should get 2 new day old chicks from the same hatchery and raise them next to her hutch and introduce them all when the younger ones are about 2 months old. Please give me your input as I am driving myself completely crazy.
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

    Jul 17, 2009
    Get two her age if possible, otherwise buy 3 chicks from the feed store.

    Three or more birds is a comfy flock. If you only buy two chicks, you may find yourself in the same situation you are in now.

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