Baby chick having a hard time (dried gunk)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by darin367, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. darin367

    darin367 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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....
     
  2. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

    Nov 11, 2008
    Trenton, FL
    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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  3. darin367

    darin367 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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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