Chicks need a bath (pics added)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dadsdeercamp, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. dadsdeercamp

    dadsdeercamp Say goodnight gracie

    Sep 24, 2010
    Mora MN.
    Yesterday i helped 3 chicks hatch that where shrink wraped how do i clean the gunk off them
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    Last edited: Nov 26, 2011
  2. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    Just leave them for a few days. Their feathers will shed naturally. [​IMG]
     
  3. dwegg

    dwegg Chillin' With My Peeps

    They don't look that bad but you can give them a bath in some warm water and gentle use your finger or a toothbrush. I did it to mine and it worked well after a couple of short baths but mine were really stuck with gunk and hard...research on here they have info on it. They do loose it after a couple of days
     
  4. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    I personally think there would be more of a risk of getting an infection in their navel.
    I would leave them alone, they should shed that gook off in a few days.
     
  5. goldies99

    goldies99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the light one looks like he has crooked toes
     
  6. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I had some that were all stuck up and I put them under some warm water and gently with a terry cloth washed it off. The water will soften it or you can wait a few days. I took a hair dryer on the warm setting and somewhat dried them. They fluffed up nicely.
     
  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Quote:I had a chick that was hatched with crooked toes. He turned out to be a beautiful boy. We named him Crooked Toes.
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  8. dadsdeercamp

    dadsdeercamp Say goodnight gracie

    Sep 24, 2010
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    Quote:As long as He gets around good i will keep him (or her)
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  9. erlibrd

    erlibrd Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Poor baby crooked toes! I wouldn't get them wet just wait til they get a few days older, may-be ok without your help.
     
  10. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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