(Mitcham, Victoria, Australia)
We have just adopted two chicks, one black and the other yellow (leghorn). The black one died today, suspected choke on too finer saw dust. The other chick (bigger leghorn) is now chirping constantly and restless. Just wanted to know if it is just missing the other chick and do we replace it with another? Do they need to be in two's or is single chick o.k.? My six year old girl & three year old boy are also quite upset after seeing the dead chick. Hope someone can guide us. Have successfully raised two chicks three years ago but one did turn out to be a rooster and had to send it to a "FARM".
MEG: GET IT SOME COMPANY! CONSTANT CHIRPING CAN ALSO MEAN CHICK IS TOO HOT OR TOO COLD. ENSURE CONSTANT SUPPLY OF VERY CLEAN WATER. GIVE GREENS DAILY (CLIP TO EDGE OF BOX). REMOVE MANURE BUILDUP REGULARLY.