Baby has crusty skin

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by HenneePennee, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. HenneePennee

    HenneePennee Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 4, 2010
    I have a chick who is crusty all over her belly and chest. What's up and what can I do?
  2. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

    Apr 29, 2010
    Rockport, Tx
    If its just a day or a few days old, it could be left over 'hatching goop' kinda like dried egg white? If so just rinse your chick in warm water (I just let the faucet water run on mine). Make sure you dry her really good and keep her warm until she is completely dry. Or, you don't have to do anything; it'll eventually flake off. One of mine had a wing stuck to its body and it bothered me probably more than my chick!
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2010

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