Chick Has Membrane Dried on Her Feathers

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by deenamr, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. deenamr

    deenamr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My newly hatched Australorp chick (hatched yesterday about 6pm) has a 1/4" by 1/2" piece of membrane that dried on her feathers on her lower back a little above and to the side of her tail. Should I wet it and try to get it off or just leave it alone and expect it to shed off eventually. It is not causing her any distress and she is doing very well.
     
  2. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    Soak a piece of paper towel in water and lay it over the area and dribble warm water over it, It will very quickly soften up to where a soft wipe with the paper towel will take it off. Pat dry with dry towel and return to brooder. Just make sure he goes right back under the brooder light.
     
  3. deenamr

    deenamr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks so much for the fast response. I will do it right now.
     
  4. deenamr

    deenamr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Came off perfectly. Thank you for the response.
     

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