Helped chick hatch, but chick dried looking wet instead of fluffy.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kelly52862, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. kelly52862

    kelly52862 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2011
    My last hatching chick took a long time to hatch and the membrane dried out. I helped her out of the shell with a moist paper towel (thanks you advise from this forum). She has dried, but still looks wet with no fluff to her at all. Any thoughts or suggestions? I afraid the other chicks will make fun of her:).
  2. chickenlovefever

    chickenlovefever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2011
    i had a few chicks that staye like that for WEEKs. I guess its some sort of liquid. Part of them woud be fluffy, or none at all, and all of the fuzz would be firm and slick back. Kinda like hair gel.[​IMG] I had chicks outside now, and they are about two weeks, and I just don't know what it is or how, but their "fuzz" Is all stuck up and firm. Not fluffy, not sticky, not wet, but dry and clustered. [​IMG]
  3. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

    Feb 1, 2010
    West TN
    They need a bath. I have a plastic shoe box that I use for this. I put some liquid hand soap in, run the water so it feels comfortable to me. I wash them right after I help hatch if needed. Then I dry them in a paper towel and stick them back in the Hatcher so they dry. They look much better and it helps take off any membrane sticking on.:)

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