Fly Strip problem

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by pbjmaker, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    I thought I'd hung it in a safe place.
    Checked flight paths, jumping up paths, etc.
    Hung it snug up against the wall. Yet...

    My insane EE pullet managed to get attached to the fly strip and it is stuck all the way down her side.

    Anyone know how I can remove it without pulling out all her feathers?

    I can't even catch her - she is more flighty than a leghorn. It goes down her side and under her wing. I'm thinking her wing is now stuck to her side.

    I still don't know how she managed to get at it.

    Time to go get one of those "Fly Hotels" instead.
     
  2. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    You can use any kind of oil to work it loose. Cooking oil, baby oil, etc.
     
  3. 2txmedics

    2txmedics Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2009
    Manvel Texas
    Try that oil idea, and then follow it up with maybe Vinegar, white....to get rid of the sticky....Keep us posted incase we ever do that...
     
  4. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    I have heard that peanut butter also works. Not sure how you would work it under the wing. I have unstuck a baby snake from those mouse glue traps - using lots of veggie oil and very slowly slipping a butter knife between the glue and snake.

    I am sure she is FREAKING out. Egads, what kind of monster sticks, wraps around you and stays -- fly paper.
     
  5. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    Trust me - she doesn't need a fly strip to freak out. She is crazy. If she wasn't very pretty and the ONLY daughter of my favorite EE I would sell her.
    Went and bought baby oil, took three of us to catch her and then only when she thought she was invisible under the tomato bush.
     
  6. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    Updated to say - baby oil worked great. She only lost a few down feathers and it came right off. In retaliation she pooed about 6 times in my bathroom.

    My son was texting a friend and he was asked - what are you doing. He texted "Watching my mom rub baby oil on a chicken."

    The reply was " I don't think I want to know"
     
  7. jacyjones

    jacyjones Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    The reason I knew what to tell you to do is because I had a fly strip fall into a brooder FULL of day old chicks one time. It took me forever to get all those little chicks off that fly strip LOL. You live and learn and have good advice to give.
     

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