20 hr old poults still wet

Sevenup

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I've got three Turkey poults that are still very wet looking, I haven't opened the incubator at all, they are between 18-24 hrs old, any suggestions?
 

PeepsInc

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Not every one will agree with me on this,but I take them out of the bator & put them in the brooder under a light, as soon as they hatch. I drop the light closer every time I add a new chick then raise it a 1/2 hour later when the chick is dry. They fluff much faster, & I loose less chicks doing that......
 

Happy Chooks

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Are you sure they are wet? Could they just be gummy? They look wet still when gummy, but when you touch them it will be crunchy feeling. I've had a couple chicks hatch this way, and they work it off in a few days.
 

Sevenup

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Jan 20, 2010
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Ok, our turkey hatchlings are 3 days old now and I guess it was part high humidity in the bator and part "gummy".
They look like they have spots here and there with "gel" on them.
 

goldnchocolate

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May 9, 2008
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I had a few "sticky" chicks and they fluffed right up after being put in the brooder. The more interaction they have with the other chicks, the better,--it seems to help fluff up the sticky parts.
 

macmama

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I've never hatched in a bator, but it makes sense that rubbing against other chicks or a warm towel would help. Normally they would be sandwiched between mama's feather-duster underside and all of the siblings. My chicks that hatched with a broody took under an hour to fluff.
 

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