I rarely wet a cemented baby. I have a really soft brush for horses faces and
I buff the baby with that,then they don't get chilled. don't do it to vigorously it can still rub em raw! The cement is just the egg white and membrane and stuf,f it buffs right off...but it sure is hard to scrub or wash off of them since when it gets wet it slimes up. Works much better and faster and WARMER for the baby to brush it out...sometimes when babies dry but won't FLUFF up i will pick them up and kinda massage the hair/fluff with my fingers usually my thumbs holding them between both hands and just work my thumbs over it and it breaks the whites loose and fluffs the baby since that stuff is like glue.
One time a chick was stuck in the shell so I helped it out and laid it on the shelf liner, in the hatcher to fluff and dry, it STUCK to the liner...i HAD to put that one completly under warm water and use soap and wash it THEN it fluffed! But once they dry with that matted hard stuff on them,try the brush works great!
Originally Posted by HappyAcresKY
Help please! What is the best way to 'wash' a poult?
I helped a poult out yesterday.. which I swore I'd never do, survival of the fittest and all, but I felt it was my fault... it pipped in the incubator a day before lockdown so the humidity was low, then I moved it to the hatcher... it had been working for 2-3 days making a decent size hole and seemed so determined but wasn't able to rotate... it seems to be doing fine now except it still has the top of the shell stuck to it's back (a little bigger then a quarter) and goo stuck to it's wing so it can't open it it properly, I still have it isolated bc the other ones wouldn't stop pecking at the shell fragments.