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*Help Needed* Chick Still Hasn't Properly Dried and Fluffed

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by EggPlanter, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. EggPlanter

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    I have a bantam chick which has been in the incubator for about two days now trying to dry off and gain fluff. However, the end result has been a chick with a dried feather mess, and I am unsure if it is fit for a brooder transfer. As I am concerned for its well-being, I am wondering if there is something I can do now to speed up the drying and fluffing process, or if I should just transfer it to the brooder.
     
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    ButtonquailGirl14 Crossing the Road

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    ButtonquailGirl14 Crossing the Road

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    I suspect your humidity is too high.. do you have a guage?
     
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    Unfortunately, I do not have a real gauge. However, I did suspect the humidity to be high and took action by reducing the water compartment level and by getting rid of the condensation buildup.
     
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    I’d hold it and gently clean it up with a towel. I find some chicks dry like that, and a very gentle go over with a towel fluffs them right up.
     

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