Chick swallowed a string

HyLinda

Chirping
9 Years
Jun 14, 2010
130
2
99
Warrens, WI
My 2wk old keet swallowed a string from a feed back. I couldn't pull it out so I cut the string off at the mouth. Don't know how much is inside. Will he die? Is crop surgery advised?
 
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elabell

In the Brooder
9 Years
Jun 14, 2010
13
3
24
San Diego
My mom brought home two chicks that had been hatched in her preschool (she is a preschool teacher). The first day home, I was watching them and happened to be facing the back-end of one. She started pooping, but instead of being a quick poop, like usual, it kept going. It ended up being a rubber band! Yuck! I'm glad I was right there, because the second it was out, the two of them started fighting over it. Not surprising, rubber bands look just like worms. I was able to snatch it from them. I have no idea how many cycles through it made.

In my experience, I have found baby chicks are quite resilient. While you want to keep them as healthy and happy as possible, sometimes they find a way to get into things they shouldn't. But often they will find a way to work it out.
 

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