Hello all. I cleaned out the girls' pen today and put down a fresh clean layer of sand. I went through it pretty well while shoveling it in but apparently missed a 2 foot long piece of some type of green fishing line (it almost looks like dental floss), which my 12 1/2 week old Dark Brahma chick Nugget found sometime early this afternoon. I went to check on them about 20 minutes ago and saw the other chicks pecking at her and every time they did her head would jerk around. Upon closer inspection I see this green piece of line hanging out of her beak about 8 inches or so. I went into panic mode immediately and grabbed her and laid her down in my lap. I very carefully pulled the line out, which gave some resistance initially but then seemed to come out pretty easily. The inside of her mouth was a bit bloody, I think from the other chicks coming along and jerking the line, but otherwise she seems none worse for the wear. I brought her in and gave her the once over and other than the cut in her mouth she seems okay. I guess my question is now that I am thinking more clearly was this the wisest thing to do? I'm almost certain the line was in her crop as it was so long, she was not choking on it, and it was not balled up anywhere. I am worried I could have caused a laceration in her crop or throat while pulling it out. I did pull very slowly but I'm still worried. I thought about letting her finish swallowing it but then I worried about it getting stuck in her throat or her not being able to empty it out of her system. Anybody have any thoughts on whether or not I did the right thing? I'm such a worry-wart.