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Baby chicks got wet & trampled, feathers are stuck

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jessaree, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. jessaree

    jessaree In the Brooder

    Jan 20, 2008
    Anderson, TX
    Baby chicks got trampled by baby ducks & wet. Their feathers have dried hard & look horrible. Any suggestions for getting the "hard" out of their feathers? It's like putting your hand in a bucket of mud, then letting it dry.

  2. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

    May 24, 2008
    Southeast Arkansas
    how bout a warm bath with a towel dry followed with a light blow dry and time under a lamp.
  3. congdon476

    congdon476 GaLLiNa LOcA

    Dec 31, 2008
    Pueblo Area
    I had one come out like that because my humidity was low. I put him in a warm bath (in a soup bowl) and gently rubbed his feathers. Then blow dry on low from a distance... but still warm. Bundled him in a little hand towel and the little dude hasn't left me alone since! [​IMG] 4 weeks later and he's the first out of the brooder to hop on my arm.

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