Hen ate foreign object!

chickencutie

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Jul 22, 2010
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My buff Orpington ate styrofoam from a flooring underlayment roll. In total, she approximately ate a strip of 1”x3”. Is there anything I can do to help her pass it? Is this a veterinary emergency? Is it possible to give chickens something to help them poop, like mineral oil or an enema? I’m pretty concerned she’ll end up impacted. Any advice, please and thank you!
 

21hens-incharge

Nuttier than a squirrels stash
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Oddly enough they seem to mostly survive these incidents.

The chickens tear thing up before swallowing then their digestive system having grit in it grinds it up to go on through.

I think she will be fine.
 

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