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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Adri_San27, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. Adri_San27

    Adri_San27 Out Of The Brooder

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    I was holding one of my chicks (just a few days old), and he fell off my hand onto the table... and onto a loose piece of masking tape. It's stuck directly under his wing and he's unable to fold it correctly... making the wing stick out to the side. I'm worried that peeling the tape might hurt its wing by removing fluff or damaging the joint and leaving the tape might cause it to be badly formed as it matures. Any ideas?
     
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2009
  2. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a pair of very small scissors that you can gently cut some of the chick fluff off close to the tape?
     
  3. LoreenH

    LoreenH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Use oil....vegetable or mineral.....it will unsticky it. It's good for getting gum out of kids hair too.
     
  4. Adri_San27

    Adri_San27 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'll have to continue looking for my pair of small medical scissors, but with some kitchen shears I've trimmed the tape as much as I could. The rest seems firmly attached to the underside of the chick's wing.
     
  5. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    I wonder if a pet clipper would help? I have a horse clipper that has a #40 blade that cuts hair off RIGHT next to the skin; of course, you'd have to be VERY VERY careful!
     
  6. adoptedbyachicken

    adoptedbyachicken Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Oil or peanut butter will both work. However if you can get it out without pulling the wing joints I would not worry about the fluff, it's going to get replaced soon anyway.
     
  7. Nif

    Nif Chillin' With My Peeps

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    some veg oil will take it right off...better to be missing a few feathers than permanently deformed!
     
  8. Adri_San27

    Adri_San27 Out Of The Brooder

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    I know I don't need any more ugly deformed chicks (one from that hatch was butt UGLLLYYY!!). I think I'll try the peanut butter when I get done with school. I bet the other chicks will go crazy over him after though with all the peanut butter lol!!
     

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