Question??(Chick is just fine!) *Pic added*

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Critter Crazy, Jul 31, 2007.

  1. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Songster

    Apr 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
    I have a chick that just hatched under my broody hen today, it started hatching yesterday, and didnt finish till tonight. It is peeping and moving around normally, but there is a huge piece of shell stuck to its back! It looks like a turtle. Should I just leave it alone?? do you think it will just fall off?? I tried to gently pull it of earlier, but it is like glued on.
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2007
  2. Fancy Feather Poultry

    Fancy Feather Poultry Cooped Up

    May 30, 2007
    That happened to my chick that hatch yesterday hes on my keyboard pecking at keys as we speak, and all I did was pick him up took a pair of tweezers and gently peeled it off, he has unabsorbed yolk so I had to peel it off slowly so I didnt dammage the yolkssdd

    If words are messedr rrrr up on here thats pumkin pecking at theyyu keys
  3. ella

    ella Songster

    If you decide to remove it, try using warm water to soften the membrane -that is what's sticking to the down- it should slide right off once it gets wet. Make sure the chick is nice and dry and warm then put it back with mom. [​IMG]
  4. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Songster

    Apr 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
    No Worries, decided to just wait and see if it came off on its own, and it did! Here is the baby now!![​IMG]

    Last edited: Aug 1, 2007
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Aw, it's gorgeous! Congrats.
  6. barg

    barg Songster

    Apr 27, 2007
    I didnt respond before because I wasnt sure what to say but now I am sure [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Grats on the cute chick!

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