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Help! My 13 wk old bantam just ate my post earring!

post #1 of 8
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I just picked her up and she yanked my post earring that quick! Gone! What should I do or is there anything I can do?
post #2 of 8

It is grit now.....

post #3 of 8
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I don't care about the earring! I'm afraid the post will kill her...cut her insides up!
post #4 of 8
Is the backing sharp? Just watch her poo and make sure she is eating an drinking okay. She shouldn't have any problems.
post #5 of 8
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It's as sharp as any normal earring post is. I'm pretty sure it could do some damage. So far she's still good. We're about almost 12 hrs post earring ingestion. How soon would she pass it? I'm worried sick about her!! I'll never have earrings on again when I'm with the chickens!! LeafBlade12345
post #6 of 8

you might want to give her a couple cc's  of cooking , mineral  or olive oil   a day for a couple days and see if that will help her move it out of her system.

watch her poop  to see if she passes it then be sure and get it out of the pen or wherever.

  with any luck at all she'll pass it &  you'll find  it so she won't eat it again and you will have your poopy post back !

It could puncture her gut . 

post #7 of 8
I doubt she will be seriously injured. An earring would have to be pressing on with quite a lot of force to puncture intestinal lining. She will probably pass it soon.
post #8 of 8
There is a post on here about a chicken swallowing a valuable diamond earring. They never claimed to find the earring and nothing terrible happened to the chicken. I imagine the earring is in her crop being grit like someone else mentioned.
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