I was just happily trying to teach the chickens to perch when I set my hand down with positive reinforcement (scratch). Well all 6 of the 8 week olds love junk food and we're wanting to be next in line. If one flies up onto my lap without me letting them up I push them off. Our Dominique had jumped up on my right shoulder and probably saw the silver post of my earring and went for it. She took my 7mm white pearl earring out and before I had a chance to set the bird I had in my hand and get it from her, she ran with it in her mouth, played with it a couple times and down the hatch it went. This was 20 minutes ago! What now? Do I wait for digestion to occur in 12 hr? 24hr? Will it stay in her crop? Besides that I'm somewhat concerned that the pearl will get etched from her stomach acids, it's entirely frustrating AND HILARIOUS! And now I may not have a nice pretty set or pearl studs. Ugh!