Will Just Two Chicks Be Okay???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by wsdareme, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. wsdareme

    wsdareme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After throwing out 5 of 7 BCM eggs (they were my own -- I have an overworked rooster so only two were fertile), my remaining 2 eggs are pipping as I type. [​IMG]

    My question is: Will two chicks (assuming they are both healthy and survive) be enough for companionship? [​IMG]

    I'm always looking for an excuse to go to the feed store and get a few more chicks, but I am really getting maxed out on chickens. My DH even suggested I call about a "free, lone Polish chick" in a craigslist ad to keep them company. [​IMG]

    I was planning on selling this batch of chicks, but if I'm only getting two I'm thinking of keeping them and maybe selling some of my older ones. [​IMG]
     
  2. Christine21656

    Christine21656 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah, 2 should be fine. They would probably be happier with one more [​IMG] I had 2 hatch out of my first batch, and they are about 5 or 6 weeks old now. They have been fine together!
     
  3. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

    Apr 29, 2010
    Rockport, Tx
    I think 2 is OK, but a few more would be better, just in case one doesn't live. It's a good time of year since feed stores and TSC should have chicks readily available now.
     
  4. Hottchick

    Hottchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, I'd get the free one. If one or two turns out to be a roo, then what?

    But then, I'd really like to have a Polish hen.....
     
  5. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

    Mar 27, 2008
    NW,Missouri
    I had 2 do just fine together,then yesterday I put in another chick with them.Only chick that made it to hatch after 2 incubator malfunctions.
     
  6. mother o' chicks72

    mother o' chicks72 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2011
    Portland, Oregon
    I have 7 total chicks but 2 were too small to go in with the rest of them(this is what happens with chicken math) so I am doing seperate brooding and the 2 tiny ones are doing great with just eachother, actually they have completely bonded and one follows the other everywhere. it's really cute to watch. [​IMG]
     
  7. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I had just two chicks the other day. They looked lonely and scared in the brooder by themselves (I bought them from the feed store).

    So I went back and bought some more. But you must deal with the coop space that you have. I am going to have to sell some at auction eventually because I overdid my chick buying.
     

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