Egg is stuck on

bigT88

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There is some egg shell stuck on the back of one the recently hatch chicks. Its dried on, i was not home to tend to it early enough Should i remove it or let nature take its course.
 

mnferalkitty

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I just pick it off once I put them in the brooder, but I don't open the incubator to take it off if the other eggs aren't hatched yet. and sometimes the other chicks peck it off.
 

sumi

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You can wet it a bit with warm water to loosen it up. Then wipe it off later.
 

sumi

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Then maybe you should just keep wetting it, so it'll soften up. I think the other chicks's get curious and peck it...
 

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