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Chicks eating polystyrene

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

  1. Parsnip

    Parsnip In the Brooder

    Feb 8, 2009
    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

    Jul 17, 2008
    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

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    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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