Chickens ate moldy grass

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  1. Cluckies

    Cluckies Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I accidentally fed my girls moldy grass today (I think), not realizing it. before bed their crops were spongy so that was very weird, so I was thinking about it while out and what could be wrong. I came home and smelled the fodder and it smells moldy some. Is there anything I can do to help them? did I just kill my girls? [​IMG]I can't find anything on this and what do to...
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    How are they doing @Cluckies ?

    I'm sure you have already done so, but remove any of the moldy grass that may be where they can get to it.
    Provide them with plenty of fresh water and feed.

    If you have any that seem ill, you can try one of the "flushes" in the links below. The two easiest would be the epsom salts flush or molasses flush. Both would have a laxative effect, so I would assume you would see some runny poo. After you have finished the flush, give them some poultry vitamins in their water.

    If no one is ill, just keep an eye on them..

    Keep us posted.


    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/700526/flushes-for-aiding-in-toxin-removal
    http://extension.msstate.edu/content/solutions-and-treatments
     
  3. Cluckies

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  4. Wyorp Rock

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    Glad to hear they seem to be doing fine.

    Please keep us posted if you have any changes.
     
  5. Cluckies

    Cluckies Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Thanks, they were all eating and drinking normally today, enjoying the day, I gave them probiotics and electrolytes in there water. hopefully we are out of the woods. Morticia's crop felt spongy still, but like I said, hers always is hard to tell because she has a roll of fat there, so I think she is fine. I'll let you know if anything seems odd, but so far so good! Thanks for asking!
     
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    Sounds good!
     

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