Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Colmbus Fancy Chick - Membrane Stuck to Head

How excited I was yesterday to see my very first ever Columbus Fancy chick hatching! (I have only been able to get one hen for my five males.) Click on each photo in the series for a good look.

Gently I gave him a helping hand but note that a piece of membrane is stuck to the side of his head.

The best thing to do is to moisten the stuck membrane first with a drop of warm water before gently removing it.

Mission accomplished, I returned the nest to the parents. Around 2 pm as I was leaving for work, I checked and sure enough the parents are feeding it. Looks like it might be crested as there are no feathers on the top of the head!


Anonymous said...

Hi Linda,
Did yu check the humidity in your breeding room?

Linda Hogan said...

Haven't checked but with the drought we have had I would imagine it is very low. I bought me a large crock pot and I will fill with water and leave it set on low.