Do chicks shed????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Echoes, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. Echoes

    Echoes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been holding this chick that hatched today on my shirt for like an hour now. And when I move him I see all his little tiny furs on my shirt. Normal?
     
  2. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
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    Well, I hope it is normal because all of the ones I hatch myself do that. I get tons of their fuzz all over me for the first day or two. [​IMG]
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    They will shed dander non-stop for the first 5 weeks. They really produce a lot of dust. I have to put a mask on sometimes when I'm working with the chicks.
     
  4. Echoes

    Echoes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hah... that's a relief. Just one of those things I hadn't expected, but doesn't bother me at all. Just want them to be OK.
     

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