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Chicks eating polystyrene

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Parsnip, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. Parsnip

    Parsnip In the Brooder

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    What is going to happen to my week old Leghorn Chicks. A polystyrene box somehow fell into their rearing pen and they have pecked and consumed a large quantity of the polystyrene. Their crops are full to busting. They seem to have preferred it to the crumbs they are on!

    I feel so guilty, these are my first chicks and they were doing just fine.

    Any advice welcome.[​IMG][​IMG]
     

  2. sunnydee

    sunnydee Songster

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    I would give them some vegtabke oil and massage their crops. Maybe stop their food for awhile, make sure they are drinking plenty. Mine 6 girls ate almost a full sheet of 8x6 styrofoam board and they were perfectly fine. Good Luck!
     
  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I agree with the other post. They should be fine. Mine did the same thing and all are fine.
     
  4. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Songster

    That happened to me a long time ago (before BYC) and I didn't have a clue what to do, so I just waited and they all ended up being fine. I don't know how they manage to pass styrofoam, but somehow they do. I'm sure your babies will be fine.
     

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