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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.....
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Tricia and Jason

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Tricia and Jason

Specializing in Turkens, Showgirls, Black/Blue Orpingtons, Cochin Bantams and Phoenix

Family: Co-leader of the Alachua 4H Poultry Club, County Poultry Liaison, Alachua County Fair Board member, Vice-President Alachua County 4H Club, Par-pro FFA, FFA Show Team, 4H Alachua County Junior and Senior Poultry Judging Team.  

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Howes-Poultry/842069632504661

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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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