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Pullet swallowed a peach pit

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

On Sunday I fed the six girls peaches. They devoured all three and left all three pits (which I picked up and discarded). Last night I again fed them 2 peaches. One of the pullets grabbed the peach pit and swallowed it. This is the same pullet that I had to nurse through an impacted crop LAST week. I think she ate hay or longer grass while free ranging.

 

Perhaps she's just not a very bright chicken and eats things that she shouldn't eat.

 

Any chance she will be able to pass the peach pit? It seems like it would get stuck either in the crop or the gizzard. 

post #2 of 6

If it makes it past the crop and proventriculus and she has appropriately sized grit in the gizzard, she should be OK.

The gizzard should grind it up with the aid of #3 grit or similar sized sharp stones.

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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post #3 of 6
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Thanks for the reply. I guess it's a waiting game.
post #4 of 6

Nothing else to do unless you're up to surgery on the crop.

NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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post #5 of 6

There is also the possibility of cyanide poisoning..

post #6 of 6
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Just wanted to update that she's had no ill effect that I can tell. Her crop felt normal and she's been acting fine. 

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