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#1 2014-03-01 20:42:30

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
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What to do with a lone chick..........

Give it some friends :thumbsup:

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I purchased two broody silkies 3 weeks ago, the lady gave me a egg each that they were sitting on for the car ride home.  I let them sit on them until I received my shipped eggs.  So after one week my eggs came in so I thought I would candle the ones they were sitting on, one was a dud and one had life.  So I thought I'll hatch it!!!
He/she will go back with the broody's once the rest of the eggs hatch next week but I needed something to keep the wee silkie chick company.  One is a cast iron chick and the other is a little duck that was a key ring.  My DH thinks I have lost my mind :Crazy:!!  LOL

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#2 2014-03-01 22:36:44

Martin Grove Farm
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From: Waterloo, Ontario Canada
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Re: What to do with a lone chick..........

So cute.  A feather duster works as well.  I bet that chick is feeling better with company than it would all alone.


“Expecting life to treat you well just because you’re a good person is like expecting an angry bull not to charge you because you’re a vegetarian.”      Unknown

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#3 2014-03-02 00:19:55

yardbirds
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From: just north of Yorkton, Sk.
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Re: What to do with a lone chick..........

:thumbs: brilliant idea.


urban flock consisting two EOs thx Prairie Chick, one True Blue Ameraucana, and two Welsummers, thx Dan Smith and a gorgeous Easter Egger Hen, thx Flicker Chick. and 2 GLW pullets, 1 GLW cockerel, 1 SLW cockerel, 1 true blue Ameraucana pullet, and 4 EE pullets and 1 Cream Brabanter pullet, Thx to FRF, Anneke, and Fallyn.

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#4 2014-03-02 00:41:04

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: What to do with a lone chick..........

Well he/she really likes to curl up with the cast iron chick.  The heat lamp warms it up so it snuggles right beside it.

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#5 2014-03-02 01:22:58

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Re: What to do with a lone chick..........

Paula you're crazy!  :funny: :thumbs:

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#6 2014-03-02 01:26:37

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: What to do with a lone chick..........

:no no: :Crazy: :P

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#7 2014-03-02 01:40:19

Micah and Kiah
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Re: What to do with a lone chick..........

Awesome idea!  What kind of silkies did you get, what colour of silkie will that baby be?


All the best,

Kiah and Micah

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#8 2014-03-02 01:59:52

gubi
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Re: What to do with a lone chick..........

bring it to my place it would fit in just fine with the 3 porcelain chicks.  I think it's a buff silkie.


Herd of Brown Swiss, a few sheep, red cuckoo basque, Silverspangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben, ameraucanas(EE), Welsummer, broodie silkies and a few more heritage hens

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#9 2014-03-02 12:02:29

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: What to do with a lone chick..........

@ M&K I bought the 2 broody's from a gal just outside of Guelph, they are just pet quality.  I only wanted them to help do some of the hatching, I kicked myself in the butt after I sold all my bantam cochins in my quest to downsize as they were great at hatching :duh:

@ gubi Yes I think it is buff, the 2 broody's are buff but one is darker and almost partridge.  The place did have a grey rooster so not sure if he's the Daddy as I didn't see another silkies rooster there. 

I am just hoping this wee one is a hen. :please:

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#10 2014-03-02 18:39:14

Micah and Kiah
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Re: What to do with a lone chick..........

I'm loving the parent qualities of the partridge silkies.  I have a few and they are great broodies and both male and female are great parents.  I am hoping Gubi will be raising a few this year so I can buy or trade eggs?  Have fun FRF, hope it is a pullet too!


All the best,

Kiah and Micah

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#11 2014-03-02 20:52:33

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: What to do with a lone chick..........

Well the 2 girls that are sitting one is very docile and will let me candle the eggs, but the second one pecks my hand each time I try to candle them.  They are together I just hope there is no fighting for chicks between them once they hatch :nervous:

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#12 2014-03-03 00:46:18

aarzuaga
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Re: What to do with a lone chick..........

:hug::funny:

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#13 2014-03-08 21:55:41

kenya
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From: Stratford, Ontario
Registered: 2012-04-21
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Re: What to do with a lone chick..........

Great idea! Cute chick too!:hatch:

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#14 2014-03-09 00:27:07

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: What to do with a lone chick..........

Well my broody silkies hatched out the other chicks Wed/Thurs so this little one is out the them now and has some friends to play with :thumbsup:

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#15 2014-03-09 12:29:36

gubi
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Re: What to do with a lone chick..........

:congrats: how many did you get?


Herd of Brown Swiss, a few sheep, red cuckoo basque, Silverspangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben, ameraucanas(EE), Welsummer, broodie silkies and a few more heritage hens

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#16 2014-03-09 16:30:30

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
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Re: What to do with a lone chick..........

Looks like 2 Swedish Flower hens, 2 Rumpless Araucanas and the 1 silkie.  The only EO egg hatched but found dead under the hen with an unabsorbed yolk sac :(

Going to fill the incubator next in a week or so.  I did this just for fun to let the silkies hatch something and to do an early fertility test.

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#17 2014-03-09 17:25:12

yardbirds
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From: just north of Yorkton, Sk.
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Re: What to do with a lone chick..........

:sad:  sorry to hear about that :hug:


urban flock consisting two EOs thx Prairie Chick, one True Blue Ameraucana, and two Welsummers, thx Dan Smith and a gorgeous Easter Egger Hen, thx Flicker Chick. and 2 GLW pullets, 1 GLW cockerel, 1 SLW cockerel, 1 true blue Ameraucana pullet, and 4 EE pullets and 1 Cream Brabanter pullet, Thx to FRF, Anneke, and Fallyn.

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#18 2014-03-09 20:22:40

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
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Re: What to do with a lone chick..........

Well what was really sad YB was that my imported SFH eggs out of a dozen 4 made it, 2 hatched and 2 fully formed chicks never hatched.  I cracked them and there was these perfect little chicks, they had pipped through the membrane and died :sad: :sad: :sad:

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#19 2014-03-09 21:36:20

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Re: What to do with a lone chick..........

I am only thinking about hatching, still not very nice here, but have picked up a couple new incubators and a so wanting to start.


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#20 2014-03-09 21:41:45

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
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Re: What to do with a lone chick..........

Hey pops :hi:

Haven't seen you in awhile :happycrowd"

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#21 2014-03-10 11:18:32

Martin Grove Farm
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Re: What to do with a lone chick..........

Sorry to hear that Paula.  Never easy when we lose some.  :happycrowd"


“Expecting life to treat you well just because you’re a good person is like expecting an angry bull not to charge you because you’re a vegetarian.”      Unknown

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#22 2014-03-10 13:27:23

hollowridge
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From: Lunenburg, County, Nova Scotia
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Posts: 259

Re: What to do with a lone chick..........

Flat Rock Farm wrote:

Well what was really sad YB was that my imported SFH eggs out of a dozen 4 made it, 2 hatched and 2 fully formed chicks never hatched.  I cracked them and there was these perfect little chicks, they had pipped through the membrane and died :sad: :sad: :sad:

:sad: Sorry to hear that, we had 8 that didn't hatch, all looked fully formed but didn't absorb the yoke sack either, but NONE of them pipped through the membrane. :hug:

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#23 2014-03-10 14:20:02

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
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Posts: 3359

Re: What to do with a lone chick..........

Well I know better that it's the risk you take when having eggs shipped, but I had to pay import paperwork and that was stiff, the eggs were reasonable.  Thankfully I was credited the shipping as USPS was a day late in their guaranteed delivery date.  The breeder I dealt with was wonderful!!

It upsets me more when you find a perfectly formed chicks that came all that distance and developed for 21 days and does not make it :(

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