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Duct tape+ downy chick

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My poor Sweetie found a patch of duct tape!! T^T We cut off as much as we could, but there's still around an inch by an inch and a half stuck beneath her left wing. I tried looking for a solution, but all I found was vegetable oil which I'm not sure the chick should be eating...not that it should be eating duct tape either. She's probably no more than a week old and seems to be doing mostly alright, foraging for food, but I'd like to get it off her pronto!! HELP!!!
Edited by Delmara - 4/12/16 at 9:39am
post #2 of 5

You could try coconut oil. :) That's safe to ingest.

 

Otherwise, maybe let it grow off?? I have no idea! The "pull it off like a bandaid" concept comes to mind, but I wouldn't want to rip off a bandaid the size of my body off, either.

 

Let us know what you try!

 

MrsB

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Australorp Chickens | Nigerian Dwarf and mini-Alpine Goats | American Blue Rabbits

 

"If not now, when?"

 

Luke 22:36

Then said He unto them,

“But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it

and likewise his pack; and he that hath no sword,

let him sell his garment and buy one."

 

How I lost 70 lbs (and kept it off!): www.marksdailyapple.com

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post #3 of 5
WD 40 and fingernail polish remover (acetone) will remove tape. Both of those are pretty strong for a chick, so if you use one of those, I would use some soap and water afterward to wash it off.
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I'd  try the veggie oil before WD 40, and probably not nail polish remover if it has a smell. I once accidentally gassed my poor pet mouse to death with tea tree oil. It had some kind of hair loss fungus I was attempting to treat. Keep in mind their lungs are very small and fragile at this point. Don't make my mistake!

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It's OFF!!! I used some organic, non-gmo sunflower oil we had in the cupboard and swabbed it over her side and under the tape using a cotton swab. A couple minutes of dabbing, waiting, rubbing, and gentle pulling later I have a tape free chick...who's left side is coated in oil. She's already in the time out room with her brat of a sister (Freckles) and working on cleaning her oily feathers.
Edited by Delmara - 4/12/16 at 9:53am
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