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sticky chick please help!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Rashid100, Nov 29, 2014.

  1. Rashid100

    Rashid100 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 13, 2014
    hello everyone,
    i helped a stuck chick out of its egg, its been about 6 hours but his feathers still look sticky, hes very dry to the touch though and has small pieces of inner membrane stuck here and there. how can i get him fluffy so i can transfer him into the brooder?
    any replies would really help a lot
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Leave it in the incubator until at least another chick or 2 hatches and dries enough to put in brooder.....it's usually best to wait until all chicks have hatched to put them in the brooder, opening the incubator can dry out the air and make it hard for the other chicks to hatch.

    The 'dirty' down will fluff up eventually, it's much better off in the warm moist incubator than in the brooder by itself.
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2014
  3. Rashid100

    Rashid100 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 13, 2014
    i ended up wiping him with a warm water paper towel and drying using a hair dryer. hes pretty fluffy and doing well in the brooder :)

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