Chicken just ate paper, bum is looking off...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lula, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. Lula

    Lula New Egg

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    My chicken was looking like she had some white gooey stuff stuck to her bottom feathers so I went to pick her up and she picked a sheet of paper (post it note size) out of my pocket and swallowed it before I could set her down and grab it. Ugh. Now I am panicked about impacted crop etc etc I did see her eat after this and she is looking fine.

    Is there anything I can do to help make sure that this doesn't hurt her?

    (not sure if this is a real emergency, it's my first batch of chickens!)
     
  2. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    i wouldn't worry about it. I have had mine peck at stranger things than that in the backyard and they are fine. As long as she is eating, drinking and pooping normally, I wouldn't worry about it. I've seen mine swallow mice whole. If they can break that down and be fine, I wouldn't think paper would be a problem.
     
  3. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    No problem at all. Wait til you drop a box of styrofoam packing peanuts outside....
     
  4. Lula

    Lula New Egg

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    Yeh, thanks, so far she is looking just fine. Who would have thought I could panic over a chicken? [​IMG]
     
  5. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2008
    KY
    Pff. Styrofoam, carpet, aluminum, dead mice, plastic parts, and cigarettes are a few of the things my chooks have tried to eat. Luckily, I got to them in time to stop them.


    Keep watching her. As long as she acts normal, eats normally, and has normal poo I wouldn't worry.


    Yeah. I never thought I would have chooks in the house because it is "too cold" outside or they were sick. Boy, was I wrong!
     
  6. True Grit

    True Grit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Where else could one read subject lines like "Chicken just ate paper, bum is looking off..." It's a classic
     
  7. ChickLover98

    ChickLover98 The Chicken Princess

    Apr 24, 2010
    Pennsylvania
    I wouldnt worry. Paper is biodegradable and will likely pass without problems. Watch out for straw-eating, cause it cant be broken up in a chookie's crop.
     

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