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One little chickie - will he get fluffy???help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by JaneB, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. JaneB

    JaneB Hatching

    Oct 3, 2011
    Yay, I have managed to hatch one little fellow!!! He has been out of the egg for 16hrs now but has not gotten fluffy. Is this normal? His fluff all seems to be crusty. Should I do something? Im still waiting for 20 other eggs to hatch in the incubator. Im worried that they are not going to hatch - today is day 22. Helpppppppp!!!
    -Or am i just a nervous mamma?

  2. JaneB

    JaneB Hatching

    Oct 3, 2011
    Oh ya, I should mention that we had a hen go broody and I put 8 mixed eggs under her and she hatched 6 of them!! 4yellow and 2 black chickies. She is one proud mamma. They are a week old and doin great.
  3. mstricer

    mstricer Crowing

    Feb 12, 2009
    Did any of your others hatch yet? You could also try slipping it in with the momma hen tonight when everyone is asleep.
  4. Yea he needs a buddy. So I would either put him with Mama or get him a stuffy (it's what I've done for mine since I don't have broodies). I hope some others hatch [​IMG]
    Hopefully you can post pics when he's all fluffed out.
    And yes, he will fluff out but it takes FOREVER.
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    I have also put in a clean terry cloth.


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