how to remove a screw form rooster's throat

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by panner123, May 19, 2008.

  1. panner123

    panner123 Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    As I was about to take the roo out of his misery, my wife say "let me try something." Being she is a nurse I gave in. She liiked at the x-ray she had and got two magnets and placed them on each side of the neck. She worked them up toward the beak.
    she felt around and said it was moving. So she worked them again and again, until she could see the screw. She them took a pair of twezers and pulled it out. the vet told her it couldn't be done, so today she mailed the vet the screw. I hope he will refund some of his bill. But he still can't crow, but he is now eating and drinking.
  2. Kudo's to the wife from one nurse to another. She should have been a vet.
  3. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    WOW! [​IMG]

    Great job!!!
  4. Dinos_rock

    Dinos_rock Songster

    Jul 1, 2007
    That's cool. I would have never thought of that![​IMG]
  5. mangled

    mangled Songster

    Congrats on your roo. I hope he makes a full recovery.

    Nurses rock!

    (who is a nurse, too [​IMG] )
  6. zippychickens

    zippychickens Songster

    Mar 22, 2008
    N. CA
    amazing! Wonder if the Roo thought the screw was a worm? Why in the world would he eat that?
  7. Fowl-Language

    Fowl-Language Songster

    Mar 10, 2008
    Longview, WA
    So... your rooster had a screw loose?! Or is it your wife?![​IMG]
    Well done!

    (I'm a nurse too...maybe we should take a poll of how many of us are nurses).
  8. Nichole77

    Nichole77 Songster

    Jul 14, 2007
    Right on! Good job. You should get a refund.
  9. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    Congrats! Good save now we will know what to do if one of our chickens gets the crazy idea to eat a screw.
  10. panner123

    panner123 Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    Quote:After asking around and checking different college web sites, I found it is not uncommon for free range chickens to get things struck in their throat. It may be a large rock, nail, staple or SCREW. This one just happen to be in the wrong place at the right time. I know if it happens again, that chicken will be fried, before another $176 vet bill is paid. First, we will try the magnets then fry him. What was paid for his vet bill, I could have bought about 15 bags of feed, if you add in the gas to get to the vet. I think the vet knew he had one, when she was willing to spend that money on a chicken. Good thing I wasn't there. I would have called 911, to report a robbery.

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