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Chick swallowed nylon ribbon

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Japetus, Mar 14, 2017.

  1. Japetus

    Japetus In the Brooder

    Feb 9, 2017
    One of five 8wo chicks I keep in a small enclosure, dropped the feeder which was hanged with the ribbon and most probably swallowed it. The chicks are all different breeds, but I saw many times a silkie trying to peck at the ribbon. Two days ago I found the feeder on the ground and no sign of the ribbon around -I searched thoroughly. All chicks show no abnormal behaviour yet, and drink and eat normally. Is there something I could do -add something to their feed perhaps to help it get out- except for waiting to see if one comes down with a problem?

  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Free Ranging

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    Hi[​IMG] Welcome To BYC

    There's not much you can do, but wait and see. If you don't provide grit for your chicks, you may want to offer some free choice.
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