Poopy feather stuck on baby chick, tried cutting

Silkielee

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Aug 18, 2019
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Mother hen just hatched 7 chicks. 1 had a feather of hen stuck with chick poo I think so I just tried to cut off the feather. Do I need to try cut more off or bath the chick? Or do I leave chick as it is? Only a day old.
See pic after I trimmed the white feather off.

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Jabebee13

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How about take mommy bird with? Into the bathroom? Just an idea. Definitely don't want to separate mommy from baby.
 
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Take a wet paper towel and try to wipe it off it may some what take an hour sometimes but usally less than 30 minutes its called pasty but it comes from stress or if ur chicks to cold try putting a heat pad under mama hen for extra warmth u dont wanna over cook ur chicken if it seems weak give it garlic applesider vingear water or green tea but i dont fully recommend green tea just use gralic applsider vingear honey water i would nt sugeest green tea espically cause there young chicks
 

Silkielee

Songster
Aug 18, 2019
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Take a wet paper towel and try to wipe it off it may some what take an hour sometimes but usally less than 30 minutes its called pasty but it comes from stress or if ur chicks to cold try putting under a red heatlamp if it seems weak give it green tea or garlic applsider vinger honey water. DO NOT SEPPERATE FROM MAMA
I thought it may have been pooped on by another chick while sleeping under hen then feather got stuck?.. I could try wiping with paper towel but I don't want chick getting cold from being wet... It's active and normal acting.
 

NatJ

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Mother hen just hatched 7 chicks. 1 had a feather of hen stuck with chick poo I think so I just tried to cut off the feather. Do I need to try cut more off or bath the chick? Or do I leave chick as it is? Only a day old.
See pic after I trimmed the white feather off.
This is on the chick's head, right?
I would just leave it alone now. I think you have trimmed it short enough that it will not cause any trouble.
 

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