Are paintballs toxic to chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by lizi.beth915, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. lizi.beth915

    lizi.beth915 Out Of The Brooder

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    Soo... my brother and his friends decided to play paintball towards the bottom of our yard this weekend while I wasn't home... (which happens to be my chickens favorite hang out spot.) My chickens free-range, and I noticed un-exploded paintballs and paintball shells all over the place down there this morning after I let them all out. I also noticed some of my chicken's poo is tinted yellow, orange, and purple...
    I don't play paintball or know anything about it, but my brother claims that they're "made of fish oil, will decompose once it rains and it's no big deal."
    Is this true? Because I'm kind of freaking out right now...
    Help!?
    Thanks, Liz
     
  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    I don't think so...its more like watercolor liquid LOL!

    Put your chicken upon a canvas board and let them "paint" the board. Your very own masterpiece! [​IMG]
     
  3. kittycooks

    kittycooks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wikipedia says they are nontoxic, mostly gelatin and dye. Chickens are scavengers and eat all sorts of weird things. I've seen multi-colored poo too - from flowers, fruits and what ever else they eat. I think things run through pretty fast. I hope so, after watching them scarf down insects, frogs and mice! [​IMG]
     
  4. dragonlair

    dragonlair Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Non-toxic.
     
  5. 6RandomBrownLayers

    6RandomBrownLayers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not at all they are made out bio-degradable ingredients, similar to corn syrup. The fill is called something close to polypropalineglycol. And the shell is made of gelatine. I work at a paintball field and have seen people eat paintballs and have eaten them myself (on dares). There are even paintball eating contests![​IMG] [​IMG] The older ones from the 80's and early 90's were oil based but nothing since than has been. Your chickens will be fine![​IMG]
     
  6. Grog

    Grog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are not just enjoy the colorful poo [​IMG]
     
  7. muckmuck

    muckmuck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It depends on how good your aim is.
     

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