Chicken swallowed a rubber band.

OllieMom

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My barred cochin bantam rooster swallowed a good-sized rubber band this evening. He does not appear to be in pain and is eating and drinking normally. What can happen to him, and what should I do until I can get him to the vet?

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Zinnia-Hen

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Keep an eye on him until you get him to the vets, but honestly I think he's just going to poop it out no problem.
 

Judy

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I agree, he will very likely poop it out on his own. Like children, generally, if it will go in it will come out. It is soft and pliable, not like he swallowed a razor blade or something. I would relax and watch him. Personally, I wouldn't separate him, but that is your choice, of course. Good luck!
 

Ivywoods

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He must have thought it was a worm.

They grind corn and grain in their system. With a little grit I I'll bet that rubber band gets ground up until it is unrecognizable.
I wouldn't bother to pick through the poop.
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