New hatches not fluffing. Drying sticky.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hdipadova, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. hdipadova

    hdipadova Out Of The Brooder

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    These last to were quite slimy when they hatched, one 36 hrs ago the other 25, and now their fuzz is matted on the head and back. They need out of the bator but will the fluff on their own. Do I clean and if so how?
     
  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    You can clean them if you wish. Take a warm washcloth to them and put them directly under a heat lamp after.

    Usually caused by too high humidity during the first 18 days I believe.
     
  3. hdipadova

    hdipadova Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a light in the brooder so should I put her directly into there after cleaning. There are 10 others in there.
     
  4. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Yes :)
     

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