Last night when I checked my chicks (5 weeks old) one of my light brahmas had pecked a blue tarp which lines my brooder underneath the Pine chip bedding. A long strand of plastic thread had wrapped around her tongue and sinched it down extremely tight anchoring her to the tarp. I have no idea how long she was attached this way, but she was extremely exhausted and dehydrated. It took me 30 minutes to remove the thread in what was a surgery. But I did it. Her tongue , however, is seriously injured. It looks like no blood flow went down it and the tissue is probably dead. The injury begins about one centimeter from the tip of the tongue. I know it's hard to give advice about this type of thing but does anyone have any advice on what to do besides going to a vet?