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Baby chick having a hard time (dried gunk)

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hatched out 24 chicks... the last one has dried stuff from the egg on 1 side, hindering his wing, foot and his eye is glued shut.... he's been that way all day.. he's really weak....... should i somehow clean the dried gunk off...... any advice is appreciated....

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That usually happens if your humidity is really high at the end (probably from all of the previous chicks hatching and drying). I have had this happen to me. I get a warm cotton ball and just wipe the baby until the gunk is gone. Put him back in the incubator until he's relatively dry and he should be ok after that.
Hope everything works out ok.....
smile

Tricia
100+ chickens, 20+ ducks, 1 pony, 4 dogs, 6 cats, 3 rabbits, 1 very understanding hubby (23 years so far!) and 4 kids. Emily 15, Amanda 10, Samuel 8 and James 5.

***Specializing in White Rock Turkens, Showgirls, Black/Blue Orpingtons and Silver Phoenix***

Proud Members and Supporters of the Alachua County 4H Poultry Club and Santa Fe High School FFA 
 

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Tricia
100+ chickens, 20+ ducks, 1 pony, 4 dogs, 6 cats, 3 rabbits, 1 very understanding hubby (23 years so far!) and 4 kids. Emily 15, Amanda 10, Samuel 8 and James 5.

***Specializing in White Rock Turkens, Showgirls, Black/Blue Orpingtons and Silver Phoenix***

Proud Members and Supporters of the Alachua County 4H Poultry Club and Santa Fe High School FFA 
 

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That worked great..... she seems happier.. hopefully she'll make it, seems weak........... thank you tricia for advice

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