And another question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cthrash1, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    Somerset, KY
    The silkie chicks are in a still air incubator and dried stiff instead of fluffy...Can I rub some warm water on them with a paper towel yet or should I wait a day or two?
  2. pixiechick

    pixiechick Songster

    May 23, 2008
    Jonesborough, TN
    I have no idea, just bumping this up for you.[​IMG]
  3. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Songster

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    I would wait until they're out of the incubator, and then be very careful that you don't get them too wet.
  4. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    Somerset, KY
    Thanks for the bump and the reply.
  5. SpeckledHills

    SpeckledHills Songster

    May 25, 2008
    I remove mine from the incubator within an hour of one hatching, but my brooder is on the table right next to it. They don't have time to get chilled because they don't travel far [​IMG] . If a chick is particularly wet or not fluffing up well, sometimes I'll hold them somewhat closer to brooder lamp for extra warmth for first few minutes, and rub them gently with a dry washcloth. I imagine it wouldn't be bad to use a slightly damp warm washcloth to help work fluff stiffness out if needed.
    Best wishes with your cute li'l ones!
  6. Kessidy

    Kessidy Songster

    May 13, 2008
    I had a sticky chcik and waited a day before I sponge bathed her very carefully, avoiding the face.

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