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String stuck on tongue

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Amberthyme, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. Amberthyme

    Amberthyme Out Of The Brooder

    I have a chick with a string stuck on her tongue. I clipped the string shorter but I can't keep her mouth open long enough to untangle or take a pic. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    you are going to need many hands....

    1 set to hold chick
    2nd set to open chicks mouth
    3rd set to take something.. the ends of wooden shishkabob skewers is the only thing coming to mind... use them to try and untie the string.. tweezers may work too
     
  3. ChickLover98

    ChickLover98 The Chicken Princess

    Apr 24, 2010
    Pennsylvania
    Quote:X2 Good luck and [​IMG]
     
  4. Amberthyme

    Amberthyme Out Of The Brooder

    Thanks for the quick response! I'll tell you all what happens [​IMG]
     
  5. Amberthyme

    Amberthyme Out Of The Brooder

    I got it loose with lots of help and tweezers, the string slipped and she swallowed it. I hope it all comes out right in the end.
     
  6. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    if she swallowed it i think you will be ok as long as its only a few cm`s long
     

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