quail Chick got stuck in tape! help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by clawstar, Jun 11, 2016.

  1. clawstar

    clawstar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do I get it off? He keeps rolling over and getting stuck on his back, I cut the tape in half behind his head so it is 2 peaces and he can move his neck around a little!
     
  2. nikolairapunzel

    nikolairapunzel Out Of The Brooder

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    What kind of tape is that??? If it is super sticky, I would either use olive oil and try to get it to slide off or carefully cut it out. I have no experience in this! Hope you figure it out!
     
  3. clawstar

    clawstar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    slowly cutting it off, its duct tape so its not going anywhere
    but the chick wont hold still and I'm afraid of cutting his wing and neck...[​IMG]
     
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  4. Cluckcluck1215

    Cluckcluck1215 Overrun With Chickens

    If you can,try to CAREFULLY remove the tape,if he starts to struggle,DO NOT,I repeat,DO NOT,try to remove it,sorry,that's all the help I could be
     
  5. cyrhere

    cyrhere Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @clawstar, try vegetable oil and blow drying the tape til it comes off.
    Saw that advise from this old thread here.
     
  6. clawstar

    clawstar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got it off by keeping the chick under the heat lamp in a container so he could push himself back up if needed and so he wouldn't be pecked on. The heat loosened the adhesive slowly(I also put a little water around the edges to get it off his fuzz) so I was able to take it off, the chick is now doing fine! missing just a little fuzz on his head but no other damage. Thanks for all the help!
     
  7. cyrhere

    cyrhere Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad he's "free" now.
    Good job! :)
     

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