Help! Sticky shrink wrapped chick

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Blondi, Jan 24, 2015.

  1. Blondi

    Blondi Out Of The Brooder

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    I did a no no and helped the last chick hatch after 26 hrs. I've been able to pull off most of the wrapping a little at a time but it's like its covered in a hard sticky glue. Chick is moving around and peeping but its head is covered with a glue like "shell"
     
  2. Blondi

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    It's uber tiny too, bantam cochin
     
  3. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    Can you post a pic? Can he walk?
     
  4. Blondi

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    Not yet just hatched but I got legs and wings free I'll go take a pic I made her more wet because I had to lay her on the sponge to soften the membrane enough to release it
     
  5. Blondi

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  6. Blondi

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  7. Blondi

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    She moving around so much it's hard to get a good pic
     
  8. Blondi

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    She's walking!!! Gonna leave her in the bator to fluff! Hoping for the best!
     
  9. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    Great! I think she'll be fine! BTW she's absolutely adorable!
     
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  10. StephensonC

    StephensonC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Once you move her to the brooder, if she is still sorta crusty or matted, you can try gently brushing her with a dry toothbrush a little at a time. She may fluff up on her own in a day or 2. I had one like this and she was crusty around her eyes and beak and I thought maybe she was uncomfortable, so I used a damp q-tip on that area.
     
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