So this happened. My nephew dropped a nice, new shiny penny and my 2.5 month old Delaware seized it and ran like crazy! I couldn't catch her, but she made a quick right into the run and into the coop, got waayyy in the corner and poof - the penny was gone. I moved all the pine shavings and it was no where to be found. My coop is small 4x4x4 so not that much to move.I still saw it in her mouth when she ran inside the run and into the coop, so I'm thinking she swallowed it - though I didn't *see* her swallow it. This happened on Friday evening 5/20 and she has definitely been acting normal ever since - eating, foraging, drinking, etc. I didn't find any coins in their poop.
I've google'd it and it has definitely happened before. I also found a few threads here on BYC, but they are pretty old threads and NO ONE ever posts the outcome! I am wondering if any of you have any experience with your teen chicks eating coins?! What was the outcome?