Will 1 chick be ok by itself?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by catsew, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. catsew

    catsew Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well unless there's a miracle, it appears we will only be getting 1 chick from this last hatch. Will it be ok by itself? We have 2 older chicks, they are 4 weeks and way too big to mix in a brooder with the new one. But they will be together eventually. Will the baby be ok by itself?
     
  2. polishchickens111

    polishchickens111 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chick will be very lonely by itself. It also needs the warmth of another chick to sleep with. Try to find a friend for it. (Or get a whole bunch...chicken math [​IMG])
     
  3. catsew

    catsew Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats the problem, there aren't any other chicks around. They're all either too older or it will be too old by the time they're hatched.
     
  4. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It will be very noisy at first!! I agree, it will be very lonely.
     
  5. FuzzyButtsFarm

    FuzzyButtsFarm Rest in Peace 1950-2013

    Find a feed store that still has chicks and get a couple of buddies.
     
  6. catsew

    catsew Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our stores only have chicks for the first few weeks of spring. I talked to some farms and all the chicks are too old already.
     
  7. Chicken from the hood

    Chicken from the hood Out Of The Brooder

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    Do you have any broody chickens? [​IMG] [​IMG] Because when I had a lone chick I got a broody hen and wola [​IMG] she acepted it, this does not work always though but its worth a try. [​IMG]
     
  8. cr213636

    cr213636 Out Of The Brooder

    I don't actually have chickens yet (getting them next week!), but from what I've read you have to have two at least. Good Luck finding it a friend! [​IMG]

    Sorry, I didn't see that you didn't have any feed stores with chicks. In that case, I agree with the post by Chicken from the Hood, because I saw on a blog once when only one of the eggs hatched, but the chick wasn't lonely because it had its mother.
     
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2011
  9. MuckyPuppy

    MuckyPuppy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I remember correctly, someone suggested getting a small mirror for an only chick and a feather duster.
     
  10. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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    Quote:This is a good idea too. I've read about people doing it.

    Don't know where you are, but maybe one of the members have a chick for you.
     

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