Sap on Baby Chick Beak

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by VictoriaA, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. VictoriaA

    VictoriaA Out Of The Brooder

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    Our chicks are about one week old. Just a bit ago I went in to check on them and found one had sap on her beak. I gently cleaned most of it off with a damp napkin and my fingers - and found the source of the sap and cleaned that up as well. Her beak is still a little sticky. Does anyone know how I can get the rest of it off? I'm afraid of hurting her, especially because she's already a bit agitated because of it.

    Thanks.
     
  2. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try a q-tip and a drop of vegetable oil. Use the q-tip for a bit of friction. The oil should dissolve the sap. Let us know how it turns out.
     
  3. VictoriaA

    VictoriaA Out Of The Brooder

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    That worked wonderfully. Thank you! :)
     
  4. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so glad! [​IMG] A bill is in the mail. I only take payment of fuzzy butts.[​IMG]
     

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