HELP something stuck to 2 week olds tounge, and can't get it off!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by pinkribbons4, May 28, 2012.

  1. pinkribbons4

    pinkribbons4 In the Brooder

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    I have a 2 week old Dominique chick, and I just noticed her running around the brooder like she had something and the two other babies wanted it. I saw she was having trouble eating whatever it was. So I scooped her up to see what she had, and I found something stuck to the end of her tounge. I have no idea what it is. I thought at first it was a tick...but it's not. It's round, hard, and black. I've tried pulling it off, but I can't, and I don't want to pull her tounge out! What do I do?????

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  2. sharol

    sharol Songster

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    Any chance it can be "pinched" with tweezers? Is there any chance it was always there (hatched with some sort of weirdness)?
     
  3. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Songster

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    How weird! And it's not a tick or other bug? I've never seen anything like that. Maybe try pinching it gently with tweezers. I have no idea.
     
  4. mnferalkitty

    mnferalkitty Songster

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    Did you ever get it off or figure out what it was??
     
  5. cmfarm

    cmfarm Songster

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    Maybe an ulcer or swollen taste bud?
     

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