Chick swallowed a strand of hair! HELP ASAP!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by armdchicken, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. armdchicken

    armdchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2012
    Fairbanks, alaska
    One of our chicks has swallowed a strand of hair and part of it is sticking out. I am not sure how to help it. Please help me ASAP!!!
     
  2. chickitty

    chickitty Out Of The Brooder

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    my chick did the same and the hair came out when she pooped
     
  3. armdchicken

    armdchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2012
    Fairbanks, alaska
    ok...i am just worried because it seems like a long piece of hair...
     
  4. Coveacres

    Coveacres Out Of The Brooder

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    If part of it is sticking out I would suggest you simply pull it out. Truthfully though I dont think a hair would hurt them any. Perhaps someone will correct that assumption.
     
  5. chickitty

    chickitty Out Of The Brooder

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    i also did pull it out slowly that is if its sticking out but if the hair snaps then you will have to wait until she poops it out
     
  6. armdchicken

    armdchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2012
    Fairbanks, alaska
    ok...i tried that and i think he swallowed too much of it
     
  7. chickitty

    chickitty Out Of The Brooder

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    ok...so most likely he will poo it out and try to keep an eye what they are eating [​IMG]
     
  8. armdchicken

    armdchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2012
    Fairbanks, alaska
    ok..thanks for the help [​IMG]
     
  9. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Overrun With Chickens

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    its scary when that happens, I pull them out but always very gently because I am worried it will hurt them somehow
     
  10. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I just cut off at the beak level whatever long thing it is they have swallowed...for me it was a tarp string (old tarp falling apart), and the chicken never had any problems. I couldn't pull it out.
     

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