chick ate my nose ring....

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bobzant, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. bobzant

    bobzant Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so i picked up one of my chicks and he flew up on my chest, and when i went to grab him he plucked out my nose ring and ate it. i couldnt get it out of his mouth before he swallowed it. should he be okay?
     
  2. dinahmoe

    dinahmoe Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    chickens eat alot of weird stuff and do fine.as long as the pointed end doesn't perforate anything-wait does a nose ring have a point?-IDK
     
  3. bobzant

    bobzant Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:no it does not, it has a ball like thing on the end
     
  4. dinahmoe

    dinahmoe Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    they eat small pebbles so if it wasn't too big it will probably pass without a problem.
    keep us posted. [​IMG]
     
  5. valley ranch

    valley ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    This is the second thread I've read, where a chicken has eaten a nose ring. Good luck!
     
  6. terryg

    terryg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know someone who's hen pecked her diamond earring right off her ear. The hen was sequestered in a crate and the poop checked - the diamond was fine, but the gold post was mangled. The gizzard is a very powerful muscle.
     
  7. dirtbath

    dirtbath Out Of The Brooder

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    My parrot ate some small rhinestones off my shirt and he was fine.
     
  8. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    [​IMG] The first thing we learned at school when working with exotic animals is to remove all 'hardware'. Recently, I went to a seminar about ostriches and we had a live lab. One gal thought leaving her tongue stud in would be okay. Well, she's not okay. An ostrich noticed that thing flashing, and with incredible accuracy reached over several feet, and grabbed that gal's nose and lips. The next few minutes were exciting as we managed to get the girl to safety. All of us were glad there was a fence between us and the ostriches as the entire herd would have come after us.

    Anyway, your main concern is heavy metal poisoning. While the chick may pass the foreign object, some metal may leach into her system and cause weakness, seizures, loss of appetite and so forth. I hope the little gal is okay.
     

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