Hatched Chicks

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tharrell, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. tharrell

    tharrell Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 28, 2008
    Colorado Springs
    I hatched my first chicks ever yesterday. There are two silkies, and my question is how long they take to fluff up. One of them is almost all fluffy, but the feathers on its back are still down. The other only has fluff on its feet. It has been about 24 hours since they hatched. They are however completely dry, the feathers just feel crusty. Should I do something, or is this normal? Thanks in advance!
  2. lilchick

    lilchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Williamsport In.
    I would not do anything about it..
    Sometimes the membrane is sticky on them but in a few days they should be fine... good luck...

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