chickens eating metal items

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by margkap, Nov 25, 2014.

  1. margkap

    margkap In the Brooder

    May 4, 2014
    Novato California
    I have a chicken whose poop was being expressed as a projectile. Initially I thought that she had a bound egg and the vet said it was possible. We took an Xray and discovered she ate several bb's and a metal washer that is blocking the production of eggs. He suggested surgery which I declined. The other was to use a metal dissolvant type medication which I also declined. That was about six months ago. Ana is still pooping a liquid projectile and seems fine but no longer lays eggs. Any one have solution or similar experience?
  2. Budderball

    Budderball In the Brooder

    Oct 25, 2013
    Yea... you should probably do what the vet suggested...
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