How long till they fluff up????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by daisychick, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. daisychick

    daisychick Incubator Tetris Master Consultant

    Feb 8, 2009
    My baby that hatched about 6 hours ago still isn't fluffy. There are no membranes stuck on it but the feathers on it's back are all matted down. Does it just take a long time to fluff out especially if I don't have circulated air??
  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Takes a real long time in a still air.
  3. farmergal

    farmergal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 21, 2008
    Nor Cal
    And sometimes it seems like even if there isn't hardened membrane on it, some chicks have some membrane residue that keeps the feathers matted down for days. I have a couple of week-old chicks who have just FINALLY fluffed up. Poor little chickies looked so sad for the first few days, makes them look really scrawny compared to the others... but they're doing just fine.

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