chick with yolk on fuzz

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Mrs. Mucket, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. Mrs. Mucket

    Mrs. Mucket Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    A chick hatched last night in the incubator has some yolk and shell bits stuck to its back. I remember hearing something about bacteria being a problem. Do I need to do anything to clean it off?
  2. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

    Nov 4, 2008
    Cross Lanes, WV
    you can take a papertowel with warm water and just kind of dab it off. I usually wait until they are fully dried out and out of the incubator before I worry about cleaning them up. Leaving the yolk on there can lead to bacteria, but it can also lead to the other chicks trying to eat the yolk and thus pecking the poor thing.

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