chick down not fluffing up after drying...

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

  1. SillyChicken

    SillyChicken Crowing

    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. 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 Project Manager

    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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