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Chicken ate a snake-concerned now

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Plant City Newb, Mar 6, 2016.

  1. Plant City Newb

    Plant City Newb Out Of The Brooder

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    I've been reading other posts about chickens eating snakes with no issues. One of my girls ate a small snake (about 12-15" long and very thin) and she's been stretching her neck out and gaping (I guess that's the word) like something stuck in her throat every once in a while. None of the other posts mention that. I'm wondering if it's because it was such a big meal that it's taking a while to pass through to her stomach. She seems fine otherwise. Just making that weird face every once in a while. I saw her eat a lizard yesterday (much thicker, but shorter) and had no issues.

    New to chickening and wonder if anyone has seen this.
     
  2. birds4kids

    birds4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tail is likely still up in her throat, I would say she is uncomfortable but fine. Just taking some time to process the long meal.
     
  3. Plant City Newb

    Plant City Newb Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, She seems fine this morning. Ate yesterday afternoon and ran out of the coop this morning for breakfast. Although I can't see why she hungry as that was a big meal! But they are incredible eating machines.
     

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