Chicken Has Eaten A Black Widow

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by WhiteCochinLover, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. WhiteCochinLover

    WhiteCochinLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    will she be okay from eating a black widow spider (med. size)
     
  2. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    Oh dear! I really don't know. I've never had that happen before. Just keep an eye on her. [​IMG]
     
  3. ColoradoGirl42

    ColoradoGirl42 Out Of The Brooder

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    so, whatever happened? was your bird ok?
     
  4. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

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    I'm sure she will be fine. How many poisonous spiders do you think she eats when you aren't looking?
     
  5. SilkieBantams

    SilkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't really know but keep an eye out on her
     
  6. Chido

    Chido Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the spider's poison has to be in contact with the bloodstream to be toxic, so I doubt the spider survived being pecked, eaten, and crushed to death inside the chicken. Also the stomach's gastric juices will destroy whatever poison was inside the spider.
     
  7. WhiteCochinLover

    WhiteCochinLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:But whatever you eat goes in your blood stream too....
     
  8. WhiteCochinLover

    WhiteCochinLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nothing has happend yet..... I hope she will be okay and what happend was there is this spool that is in there that they like to play and perch on and I lifted it up so they could get the crickets...
     
  9. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    I think she'll be fine, she's probably eaten them before without you seeing [​IMG]
     
  10. SilkieBantams

    SilkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd keep an eye on her to see if she'll be ok but if anything goes to worse then take her to a vet
     

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