stiff feathered chick????????Should I wash it?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Wyogirl, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. Wyogirl

    Wyogirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My one chick hatched, out of 4 possible:( (at least one did) but it had some pieces of shell stuck on it, took them off but the feathers are hard not fluffy and it is definitely dry. Should I clean it off or leave it alone?
    Ayda
     
  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had a couple with this issue in the past and I just leave it alone and it falls off in the brooder.
     
  3. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    You could wipe it with a cloth that has warm water on it, but its not going to do any harm if you just leave it..
     

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