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post #11 of 14

He won't need food yet, he's living off the yolk he absorbed before he hatched. Leave him in there with the humidity high for a few more hours and see what the yolk sac does. When he's ready to come out put him on an old towel or cloth for the first day or 2, until his navel's healed and sealed up completely. Do not use newspaper. It's too slippery underfoot and can cause foot and leg problems. Straw would be better.

 

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“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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post #12 of 14
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Someone told me not to use wood shavings because they can choke aparently? Good idea about the towel ill do that instead.
Edited by Jaydizzle91 - 6/11/13 at 6:02am
post #13 of 14
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How long before i put him under the heat lamp? Hes looking fairly strong.. A little wobbly but he can get his way around.
post #14 of 14

Give the yolk a bit more time to either absorb or dry before moving him.

 

“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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