chick down not fluffing up after drying...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SillyChicken, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. SillyChicken

    SillyChicken Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 12, 2010
    One of my chicks that hatched yesterday is good n dry, but the feathers are all stiff and locked together like it used too much hair gel.

    Should I just keep waiting for it to fluff on it's own or should I us a damp towel to clean it off a bit?
  2. TweetyNPetey

    TweetyNPetey Chillin' With My Peeps

    If the chick is dry, but just not getting fluffy, move him to the brooder. He should puff up soon. If he does not start to get fluffy after a half hour, gently rub him with a warm damp towel. Then put him back. I had this same problem with a chick. He should puff up in no time!
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2013
  3. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member

    Aug 23, 2012
    My Coop
    x2 is it a loner chick? you can fluff with a dry papertowl just gently! enjoy your chicks!

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