Fabric - A warning to all poultry owners.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Revan, Jul 24, 2017.

  1. Revan

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    Today, I learned a hard lesson. Fabric, and the dangers it poses to poultry. Loose threads and string look appetizing to chickens, which can lead to being ingested. If the string is still attached to the fabric, the situation can became deadly. I found my little bantam rooster just a half hour past, with a string hanging from his mouth and his whole esophagus pulled out, and yet he was still alive. It was horrifying, and devastating. I'm still crying as I type this, but it's something that needs to be said so that other poultry owners are informed of the risks of fabric around their flocks.

    Baby Boy was in a lot of pain, and our vet doesn't work much with chickens, so we eased his passing and buried him. I will miss you, my little friend. ;_;


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  2. MasterOfClucker

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    Sorry For your Loss.

    I had a goose eat a three foot long string luckily she survived.
     
  3. Abriana

    Abriana Spicy Sugar Cookie

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    I'm so sorry about your Bantam rooster! Thank you for the warning. I am always careful about long strings, such as the ones from my feed bags, because they can also cause impacted crop.
     
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  4. andreanar

    andreanar Crowing

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    OMG, that must have been terrifying! I'm so sorry.
     
  5. LJoWilly

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    So sorry for your loss. .
     
  6. CapricornFarm

    CapricornFarm Hug a friend today.

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    Yeah, lots of animals will do that... one cat I had survived eating an entire spool of thread.
     
  7. Wickedchicken6

    Wickedchicken6 No Rest For The Wicked

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    I am so sorry for your loss. :hugs
    Thank you so much for taking the time to inform us of what happened.
     
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  8. Bluechick2u

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    Had a cat swallow thread, had to snip the "sausages" (yuk) off for a few days till all the thread was finished going thru, tried to pull it but was afraid to have the guts come out, since then I've been hypervigilant about threads (feed bag pieces) getting stuck in my chickens, so thank you for posting your story so others can be warned. Nobody should have to experience it.
     
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