Splash Silkie VS. Fly Paper!!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by melloladies, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. melloladies

    melloladies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So today, I'm out back, planting some herbs, and I here this flapping noise and then all hell breaks loose! Every girl I have was doing their darndest to alert EVERYBODY IN A FIVE MILE RADIUS that there was trouble!!! (no good, since I'm bending the "one chicken" ordinance...shh! don't tell [​IMG])
    Anyhow- I rush over, and my sweet little silkie pullet is all tangled up in a strip of fly paper that was hanging from the coop! I finally got her to calm down so I could peel the sticky paper away, and all she lost was a few feathers...ok, maybe her dignity too [​IMG]
    Since she isn't injured, I thought I'd post the story- and a pic... you can tell her feathers are a bit goopy. I'm hoping she works it out.
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  2. secuono

    secuono Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol, our cat got wrapped up in one of those. She lost it and made it so much worse. Unfortunately, she came out a little worse than your bird. Covered in goo and I ended up pulling hair from several areas.
     
  3. barbieszoo

    barbieszoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww..... she's such a pretty silkie! Good thing you were close by to rescue her!
     
  4. melloladies

    melloladies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I'm glad I was there too- the trap was pinned to the coop so she would've just flapped around if I wasn't home [​IMG]
    Oh Secuono! Poor kitty!!! I have two cats and I can't imagine! One of mine got caught in a plastic grocery bag one day- talk about a bat outa hell! She tore threw the house with the bag stuck to her ( I think her head was through the handle...) and she still won't go near a plastic bag these days :lol
    Hope your kittums is okay!
     
  5. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    The title alone made me giggle. Glad she's okay!
     
  6. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Poor thing! She's such lovely gal, too!
     
  7. melloladies

    melloladies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I got her from 3 cedar silkies [​IMG]
     
  8. SunshineSilkies

    SunshineSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh boy, I was worried about the same thing happening, and the fly paper was on a roller, so we hung it about 10 feet up...glad she just lost a few feathers![​IMG]
     
  9. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Silly Chicken! [​IMG]
     

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