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Down not getting fluffy... Help!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ChrystalGail, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. ChrystalGail

    ChrystalGail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I had one chick hatch and it is such a doll! The only problem is that he/she has been out of the shell and resting for about an hour and a half to two hours and it's down is dried stuck to it's body. Is this normal? Is there something I should do for it?
     
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    That is totally normal. It takes time for the m to dry completely. Maybe 24 hrs or so. Congrats on the hatch!
     
  3. ChrystalGail

    ChrystalGail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay... I guess I'm just a paranoid chickie mommy! Should I just leave him/her in the bator for 24 hours or so? I can't fit a waterer in there. Will he/she be okay without water for that long?
     
  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    New hatched chicks can go up to 3 days without feed or water. THey have a yolk sack, most of the time it is comepletely absorbed when hatched, sometimes its not. I leave mine in the bator at least 24 hrs before moving them out.
     
  5. ChrystalGail

    ChrystalGail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okaay.. Sounds good! Thanks for the info & support.

    Here is a pic of the baby!!! Isn't he/she so cute?!?! [​IMG]

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  6. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Oh my! what a cutie! Just a few more hours, and s/he will be a little fluff ball! Congrats!
     

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