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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dadsdeercamp, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. dadsdeercamp

    dadsdeercamp Say goodnight gracie

    Sep 24, 2010
    Mora MN.
    the dust in the incubator after the chicks hatch?
     
  2. BeccaOH

    BeccaOH Morning Gem Farm

    Oct 3, 2008
    east central Ohio
    It is part of their feathery down. It starts to fly as the chicks dry out. There will continue to be dust around chicks as they shed their down and grow their feathers.
     
  3. gumbii

    gumbii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 7, 2010
    bell gardens, ca
    yes... like when new feathers grow, they're wrapped around this waxy film that looks like plastic... that stuff just flys off and creates dust... it gets all over the place...
     
  4. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    I agree with the above posters. If you have allergy issues, sometimes that fuzzy will give you a killer sinus headache.
     
  5. dadsdeercamp

    dadsdeercamp Say goodnight gracie

    Sep 24, 2010
    Mora MN.
    thanks. i've never even really noticed this tell my wife pointed it out this morning.
     

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