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Chicken ate a snake-concerned now

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I've been reading other posts about chickens eating snakes with no issues.  One of my girls ate a small snake (about 12-15" long and very thin) and she's been stretching her neck out and gaping (I guess that's the word) like something stuck in her throat every once in a while.  None of the other posts mention that.  I'm wondering if it's because it was such a big meal that it's taking a while to pass through to her stomach.  She seems fine otherwise.  Just making that weird face every once in a while.  I saw her eat a lizard yesterday (much thicker, but shorter) and had no issues.

 

New to chickening and wonder if anyone has seen this.

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Tail is likely still up in her throat, I would say she is uncomfortable but fine.  Just taking some time to process the long meal.

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Thanks,  She seems fine this morning.  Ate yesterday afternoon and ran out of the coop this morning for breakfast.  Although I can't see why she hungry as that was a big meal!  But they are incredible eating machines.

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