Dried afterbirth on day old chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Spud Chicken, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. Spud Chicken

    Spud Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a chick that hatched yesterday and there is a clump of afterbirth dried on it head. I've tried soaking it but it won't come off. Any thoughts on how to get it off or should it be left alone. It is not obstructing anything on the chicks head. It sort of looks like the chick is wearing a yellowish helmet.
     
  2. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    It will eventually fall off on its own.
     
  3. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    It will eventually fall off on its own.

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  4. clairabean

    clairabean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Leave it. If it really bothers you, you can soak it a bit with a wet cloth. That stuff is like superglue, if you try to take it off you may tear her thin skin.
     
  5. Spud Chicken

    Spud Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the help. She'll just have helmet hair for awhile.[​IMG]
     
  6. spowell

    spowell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had same problem, it eventually fell off....
     

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