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Hair wrapped around toe! Help! *UPDATE* She is doing good!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ReeseTheChick, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. ReeseTheChick

    ReeseTheChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My baby chick has a hair wrapped around her toe and I can't get it off! what do i do?? Please help me out.0
     
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  2. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    depending on how tight it is, can you use fingernail clippers to snip it?
     
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  3. Squishypuff

    Squishypuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Or maybe take a needle of pin and try to slip it between bird and hair. Just be careful.
     
  4. ReeseTheChick

    ReeseTheChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's tight. I dont know how she got hair wrapped around it but it's nit bothering her. I would like to get it off but can't. What happens if I leave it?
     
  5. EmtheFishLady

    EmtheFishLady We're all mad here Premium Member

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    It needs to come off. Depending on how tight it is, it could cut of circulation.
     
  6. navychick

    navychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could you put a dab of hair dipilatory on the hair then hold her (so she can't ingest it) 10 min until the hair gets soft then thoroughly rinse her off?
     
  7. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    Get a pair of MANICURE scissors with the very fine, curved blade. That hair HAS to come off or it will cut off the circulation and KILL the toe. Yes, a chicken can live with a missing toe, but the process of the circulation and tissue death would be painful. Get it off ASAP. It may still lose the toe, but the sooner you get it off, the better the chances of your chicken's keeping its toe and minimal risk of dying from infection or gangrene. If you can't see it well enough to do it, go to a vet and ask them to snip it out for you.
     
  8. luvinrunnin

    luvinrunnin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:x2
     
  9. ReeseTheChick

    ReeseTheChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's that stuck guys. I can't get it off and I don't know what to do! :'( what would you guys do? We don't have any. Vets that will deal with chickens because "chickens are farm animals you can just buy another one"
     
  10. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Sharp pointed scissors or even the tip of a knife. I'd think the possibility of it loosing a toe would over-ride the fear of nicking it. At least it does to me.
     

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