Chickens eating Styrofoam?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DragonClaw01, Jan 28, 2016.

  1. DragonClaw01

    DragonClaw01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2013
    My chickens have a habit of finding Styrofoam coolers, containers, packaging, etc and eating it.

    Is this really harmful or lethal?

    Will it dissolve or pass through?

    It doesn't seem to matter how much I pick it up. Dogs will take it into the yard and tear it into chunks and then the chickens eat it.
  2. lindalouly

    lindalouly Grd Ctrl 2 Major Tom

    I would imagine it will pass through them but if you can prevent the styrofoam from being eaten by both dogs and chicks alike, it would be better... but I get it. I have dogs. [​IMG]
  3. I have a White Rock hen who loves to eat styrofoam. She's eaten tons of it, and it's always passed through her. I know it's hard, but if possible it would be best to get as much of it as you can away from them, because I don't know the long term effects.
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