Terrible!!! my chicken got stick on the fly paper

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lulujian, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. lulujian

    lulujian Hatching

    Aug 6, 2010
    my chicken accidentally walked into a hanging roll of fly-paper, and had fly-paper glue all in her body. ( I am so sorry that I shouldn't even have put the paper there )
    I already removed the roll from her, and I don't know how to get the glue of her feather. She is using her beak cleaning herself after I took the roll of.
    But I don't know what can I do more? Should I use vegetable oil to clean her feather ? And weather the major component of the fly paper "Roisin – rubber – mineral oil" is poisonous ?

    Thank you
    sad mommy

  2. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

    Aug 3, 2009
    I would try a bit of alcohol on a q-tip to get the sticky off. Barring that, maybe baby oil used sparingly?
    If it makes you feel any better, I had one stuck in my hair and on my face a couple of months ago and I'm OK. [​IMG]
  3. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Crowing

    Jun 20, 2009
    Orange County, NY
    Quote:HAHA, are you sure????

    I would go the baby oil route.................
  4. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

    Dec 15, 2009
    Penn Valley, CA
    Eeek, that is bad news! I would try the rubbing alcohol first, and then baby oil and see either of them do anything.

    Those fly paper strips are awful. My wildlife rehab group gets in animals that have gotten stuck in them, and a lot of them don't make it. [​IMG] We got in a bat that had gotten stuck on one last week, and I'm not sure if it pulled through but I'm guessing probably not. Poor thing. Please don't use them, and encourage others not to use them, too!
  5. ChickLover98

    ChickLover98 The Chicken Princess

    Apr 24, 2010
    I had fly paper stuck in my hair once. I got it out with lots o' water and soap! Good luck! Sorry to hear about your poor chicken! Thats really all I can think of... [​IMG]
  6. dragonlair

    dragonlair Songster

    Apr 29, 2008
    I've had goats, pigeons, chickens and horses stuck in them. They are non-poisonous, the animals that are killed by them die of exhaustion or stress, sort of like those awful glue traps for mice and rats.

    I use the small fly strips all the time and have never lost an animal from them, but I only hang them up inside the goat and horse barns. I used peanut butter to remove the stuff, just like removing bubblegum from a kids hair. I used to use the huge, barn sized strips, but stopped when my son's stupid pigeons kept getting stuck to them.
  7. What about a squirt of Pam or Master Mechanic or WD-40?

  8. lulujian

    lulujian Hatching

    Aug 6, 2010
    Thank you very much for all your kindly replies.

    I spent quite a while to recapture my chicken again this time to remove the glue. ( I think she was so terrified when I had to tear off the roll and cut some feathers form her an hour ago)
    I used my finger to exam first than adopted the oil method. I poured some olive oil on cloth and gently used the cloth to wipe and comb the feathers that stuck together.
    The area became less sticky though some feathers dropped while I was cleaning. And than I put her standing in a warm water , used the warm soapy water to wipe her body.
    To my surprise, she seemed not to afraid of water: she sat down and wait calmly the cleaning. I dried her with towel and than she left me a fresh, warm poop and jumped away.
    She can spread her wings and fly as normal now. She also took the dirt bath. I think she should be okay. [​IMG] (a drama a day ..what a relief)

    I threw all the fly papers into to the garbage bin. I used fly papers as substitute because I was looking my local stores see if I can get food grade diatomaceous earth there since the shipping cost is a lot if I order online.
    But now I think I will just order online anyway.

    Thank you
    have a good weekend
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2010
  9. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

    Dec 15, 2009
    Penn Valley, CA
    Glad to hear you got her cleaned off and she's doing all right! And yes, chickens do rather enjoy baths, surprisingly enough. [​IMG]
  10. CaliBlueChicken

    CaliBlueChicken Songster

    Jul 18, 2009
    SF Bay Area
    Quote:I gave my chickens baths to get rid of lice and they seemed to like the warm water too. I am glad you got your chicken all cleaned up [​IMG]

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