A teacher I work with is incubating and hatching chicken eggs as a learning project for her class. Two and a half days ago one of the eggs began to hatch. The chick broke a hole in the egg, but since done nothing else! It was pipping and breathing, but it was drying out terribly. The teacher decided to go ahead and break it the rest of the way out. After working for over an hour, she freed the chick. The shell and membrane was adheared to the chick. She used warm water to soak each small piece of shell before tenderly working it free. A couple of hours after being freed, the feathers are actually hard and matted to the chick's body and are not fluffing up. Can the teacher wash the baby chick in order to clean the feathers and cause them to fluff up? Also, it is very weak. I heard that it is stressed because of the trama it suffered and she needs to give it sugar water. is this true? If so, how much and how often? Thanks for any information that I can pass along to her!