Chicken swallowed a rubber band.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by OllieMom, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. OllieMom

    OllieMom New Egg

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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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  2. Zinnia-Hen

    Zinnia-Hen Live & Let Live

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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.
     
  3. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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  4. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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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!
     
  5. Ivywoods

    Ivywoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.[​IMG]
     
  6. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:Good point, I agree.
     

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