New chickie question - please help!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sjutton, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. sjutton

    sjutton Out Of The Brooder

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    We have a total of 9 day-old or a couple hour old chicks. A couple of them had pieces on shell stuck on them and their fur is kinda dried and matted. Should I attempt to clean them when we remove them from the incubator?

    Also two have dried stuff on their tommys - same question as above.
     
  2. beekybuzzard

    beekybuzzard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No they are fine. Leave them in the incubator until they dry off and the shell frags will just fall off.
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    The last chick in the bator that hatched from my brahmas this week was dried and matted.....It was the last one to put in the brooder with the others I can't tell it from the others now......I'm always afraid I would chill one so I don't clean ....
     

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