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Chickens ate AGROSOKE root watering crystals

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chuckzoo, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. chuckzoo

    chuckzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2009
    Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    While free ranging my chickens found some of the gel crystals you add to the soil to reduce the frequency of watering. The crystal swell into a gel form when wet. They have not been eating well for some time now despite the cold and I was wondering if this could be the problem. The chemical description is Crosslinked Homopolymer of Acrylamide. Can anyone help or refer me to one of the chicken experts that may advise me please?
     
  2. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would talk to a vet or call the emergency number that is usually on every container of chemical. Sounds like their crops are full of the stuff and they won't or can't eat. A vet can flush the crop for you.

    Wish I could help more.
     
  3. chuckzoo

    chuckzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2009
    Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    Thanks I will do that.
     

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