chick looks strange

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dragonchick, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. dragonchick

    dragonchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK my single little chick who hatched out yesterday evening still has not "fluffed" out. It looks similar to a baby bird you would find in a wild birds nest. Its got down feathers but they seem to still be slicked down to its body. Its completely dry and walking/stumbling around and cheeping loudly but its not fluffy like the others pictures posted. It looks to be a golden color but I can't be sure. I don't know if I should give the little thing a bath or just let it be. Its been right at 12 hours since it hatched completely out of its shell.
     
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  2. SarahIrl

    SarahIrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    put it in the brooder, and it should finish fluffing out
     
  3. SarahIrl

    SarahIrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    any more out yet?
     
  4. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I occasionally get a bird that doesn't fluff out quite right. It usually has to do with problems during the hatch, but sometimes it seems completely random. It hasn't ever become a long-term problem for me though--they do eventually fluff out after all and, assuming there are no other problems, they grow up just fine.

    Enjoy your hatch!
     

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