This morning I found one of the chicks in distress. As I removed the covering I had over the cage for the evening, I saw that one little gal had a string hanging from her mouth. I lifted her out of the crate and upon further inspection saw that her toungue was hanging out of her mouth. The string had wrapped around her little tongue several times.
With the help of my son, and his gentle hands, I held her while he patiently unraveled the string from her tongue. Thirty minutes later the string was out and this poor little girl could eat again.
Lesson learned – as chicks get bigger, they can reach the moving blanket you use to cover them at night. They peck at everything! Thankful she’s ok. Morning trauma over!