Chicken swallowed bandaid

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Enchanted Sunrise Farms, Nov 29, 2007.

  1. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    i was just out in the pen and Penny my EE pecked the back of my ankle. What i didn't realize right away was that she pulled the bandaid off when she did that. i was in the pen next door when i saw her buddy Grace fighting with her over something. By the time i got back and tried to grab her, she swallowed it.

    Is this going to harm her, or pass right through? Do i need to race her to the vet? Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    She should be okay...
     
  3. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    This, too shall pass. [​IMG]
     
  4. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Thank you!

    But what on earth is she thinking? i'm out buying her organic veggies and mail-order mealworms, and she's snatching a skanky old bandage off my leg? ? ?
     
  5. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well if it hurts her on it's way out......she is prepared [​IMG] it will be fine ! Its amazing what they will eat !
     
  6. 3chickensinHamden

    3chickensinHamden New Egg

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    So glad that you posted this because my band aid fell off my finger and into the coop today and my girl Lucy snatched it and swallowed it before I could get into the coop and retrieve it. I've been worried all afternoon that it may get stuck and I've accidentally killed her! Thank you.
     
  7. K-12 Chickens

    K-12 Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess your hen liked the feel of the bandaid in her beak and decided it was edible! My hens love to styrofoam when they can get it because I think it reminds them of bread. [​IMG]
     

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