Help! My chicken ate my diamond earring!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chelleigh, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. chelleigh

    chelleigh Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 30, 2011
    Dickson, TN
    I'm not joking! My 4 month old pullet jumped on my back and ate my diamond earring right off my ear!! It wasn't a huge stone, but I am worried about the post part of the earring passing through her system.

    1. How concerned should I be about my earring doing damage to my chicken's insides as it passes through her system?
    2. How long till it passes through her system? I am assuming I can watch for it coming out the other side in due time.

    Any advice would be appreciated.
  2. chickenpredatorkiller

    chickenpredatorkiller Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2011
    South Carolina
    Umm... Im not positive but I think It won't hurt her, and as for the time, I would say a day or so... I think that is about how often they poop, sometimes more. If you want to be sure that you get it back, I would isolate her to a place where there is no poop so you can find it. If it does come out, have fun picking it out of the poop! [​IMG]
  3. WyoChickenMamma

    WyoChickenMamma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 6, 2011
    I am sorry, this could be really bad for her. I don't have any advice for you, but keep us posted. I quit wearing any jewelry around my girls for that very reason, they peck at my rings and I was worried about losing a stone...that is crazy that she just took it right off of your ear.
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member


    Chickens eat all kinds of things... including rocks, nuts, bolts, nails if they can find them. I would be worried about the stone's setting myself. It may pass, or it may be kept in the gizzard and used with rocks to grind up food. I've found all kinds of weird things in gizzards when I butcher birds.

    I suppose you can expect it to pass in anywhere from a day to weeks later minus any metal if it is soft. If one of my birds ate my earring... well mine aren't really pets so I would probably be having chicken dinner!
  5. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:Ugh! this gets posted about every 6 months.

    Unlikely the earring will do damage to the chicken.

    It probably will not come out of the other end. It will probably stay in the gizzard.

    Good luck & sorry,

  6. brahmakid11

    brahmakid11 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 23, 2011
    sitting on the toilet
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    Last edited: Sep 30, 2011
  7. flashover1969

    flashover1969 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2011
    Gilbert, AZ
    I would place said pullet in a mini brooder/cage (whatever you have) with feed and water and wait for her to poop. Should pass in a day and it shouldn't hurt her.

    You'll be one of the only people I know who has a chicken that can sh*t* diamonds lol.
  8. brahmakid11

    brahmakid11 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 23, 2011
    sitting on the toilet
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  9. crj

    crj Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2009
    Rocky Point, NC
    Well, it looks like you will be on poop patrol. Either you or someone that is grounded..... lol I hope you find it.
  10. OvertheHenHouse

    OvertheHenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2011
    San Diego
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