My chick’s feathers are sticking together. What do i do??

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mia12, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. mia12

    mia12 In the Brooder

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    hello there! I’m a little worried because my 2 day old chick got covered in egg yolk. Long story short the mama hen stepped and cracked an egg and her baby chick wandered in it! so now the baby chick looks like she she just hatched with her feathers smoothed out around her body, however her head is all nice and fluffy! it’s cute but i’m concerned that it will lead her to not walk or do other things! what can i do to un-stick her feathers so they can be nice and fluffy?? THANK YOU!!
     
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  2. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    Can you slide her out clean her in a sink blow dry on cool put her back
     
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  3. mia12

    mia12 In the Brooder

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    Thank you for responding! I think she’s too young for that. But i think it’s my only option for now!
     
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  4. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    be very careful use luke warm water keep her in your hand
     
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  5. Aunt Angus

    Aunt Angus Crowing

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    Oh no! What a mess! I've had to bathe day old chicks before. Just make it quick, keep the baby warm, and blow dry!
     
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  6. mia12

    mia12 In the Brooder

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    Yes i’ll try this! Thank you!
     
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  7. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    I am watching so if you need I am here
     
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  8. mia12

    mia12 In the Brooder

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    Thank you!
     
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  9. mia12

    mia12 In the Brooder

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    THANK YOU! you are so helpful! :)
     
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  10. Fairyloop5

    Fairyloop5 Songster

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    How bad is it, pics would show. But, a bath would probably work, it usually isn’t serious.
     
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