I think my chicken ate a plastic gecko

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by eggcetra_farms, Jun 30, 2007.

  1. eggcetra_farms

    eggcetra_farms Songster

    Jun 26, 2007
    San Antonio, TX
    Any chance that if my chicken ate a platic gecko it could pass it, or do you think it would kill her? I always tell my kids not to take their toys outside... This is about the same size as a real gecko, and is a rubbery-stretchy-plastic material. I tried to get it from her, but she runs so fast and then she didn't have it. I didn't see it on the ground anywhere, so I'm assuming she ate it. God, I hope she's going to be ok. Please let me know if you've had experience with this type of thing. Thanks.
  2. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
    I honestly dont know what to tell you as you did not give the size or such... if you are really worried then go to the vet because yes I can imagine some instances where if was not able to be passed or ground up by the gizzard so it could be passed that it could possibly cause problems....
  3. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Obelisk has one of those stretchy lizards as her favourite toy...She never tries to eat it, just beats the stuffing out of it on the ground.
  4. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    I would think that you could feel her crop and tell if it was in there. Chickens are pretty smart, I would think she would realize it was not food and drop it.

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