Will my tame lone chick except a new friend if I buy another chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Featherzzz, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. I have a question: There is alot of chickens walking around on the farm where I rent a cottage and I picked up a lonely chick and tried to find its mother but I couldnt see a hen with babies nearby so I looked further and saw a hen with babies so I put the chick there with her but she bit him on his back so I took him home and put him under a lamp. Its been a week since I picked him up and hes very tame but he screames his but off when I cant hold him witch is most of the time as his quiet demanding.

    When I hold him he wants to be in my hair and he picks at my face because I have pimpels and it hurts so I try not to hold him to much. Will he except a new friend if I buy another chick because I saw chicks that looks like they are the same age as him at a pet shop today. The thing is I think he thinks his a human because I think I picked him up just after he hatched he was so small and just laying there he was a little bit wet. He was screaming and laying there and then moving a bit forward and then just laying there again and I felt so sorry for him and now hes a real little demanding fellow but I love him to bits I just dont want him to be screaming so much because it obviosly means his not happy
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Chickens need friends so I think it will accept a mate readily. Sometimes not but usually so.
     
  3. Thank you I will get him a friend or two tomorow. Its night here now I might buy more than one because they are all so cute I think I will not be able to pick just one but cant get to much of them because I am a student and I go home over the holidays here and then I dont know who will look after the chickens. Maybe I can let them free range with the other chickens on the farm when they are older but i will have to ask the owner of the farm first
     
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    I recommend at least 3 chickens as they make lifelong bonds and if one dies the one remaining doesn't fare well.
     
  5. Awww okay that makes sense. I can get him two or three friends I just spoke to my friend too and he said that he will take care of them on his parents farm when I go home for the holidays and he will build me a chicken tractor too for when the babies are older. The pet shop said that the chicks there are hens because they were bred to be born a specific colour when they are hens and another colour when they are cocks so they will be able to sell me hen chicks so that I dont have just cocks
     
  6. ChickenCanoe

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    Good. That's called feather sexing. It's always a good plan to have backup chicken sitters. Chicks grow very fast so adult housing is in your immediate future.
     
  7. Thanks for your help [​IMG] My boyfriend is obsesed now he keeps looking for designs for the chicken tractor online now and then he says I love the chick more than him now but I jokingly ansered that he shouldnt worry I'm not into chicks I still like guys haha. Anyway what I'm getting at is hes overly exited to get going on building there house so I will have a tractor coop thingie soon.
     

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