Please help!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 6hensJen, May 31, 2017.

  1. 6hensJen

    6hensJen Chirping

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    Hi, I just went out to my coop and my RIR Rosie had a fly paper stuck to her!! I have no idea where it came from, I managed to get it off gently but now her feathers all down one side are matted and gummed up together with this horrible stuff!! Any ideas how to get it off appreciated! I tried warm soapy water but to no avail. My poor girl
     
  2. Debs Flock

    Debs Flock Crossing the Road

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  4. Debs Flock

    Debs Flock Crossing the Road

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    Couldn't hurt to try Vinegar. It's worked for me, but never had to deal with fly paper. The other members I tagged (with the @ in front of the names) have more experience than I do, so hopefully one of them will have ideas, too.
     
  5. 6hensJen

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    Thank you so much! She's just got all her full feathers in and was looking so pretty, hope I can get it out.
     
  6. Debs Flock

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    :fl:fl Hope it works!
     
  7. 6hensJen

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    Read up on some previous threads, rubbed olive oil into the sticky feathers then bathed with dawn(twice), blow dried and she's almost as good as new! Phew! Thanks for the help
     
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  8. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck

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    Oh, good! I had no clue what would work for that gunk, lol...
     
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