So the hazards of raising chickens with a 2 and 4 year-old...I have an 8 week old cockrel that ate one of those sticky hands things...yes, you read that right, lol. I saw him with it stuck in his mouth, string down the hatch with hand stuck because it was too big to get down, on Friday. I tried to catch him, they free range with their hen, but to no avail (commical a scene though it was), so I went out to their roost after dark to try and get him taken care of, but the hand was gone and everyone's crops felt normal (the other 8 chicks were taking turns trying to grab it from him-Oh my goodness, so funny to watch!!) so I figured it got taken care of until I saw the clutch out this morning with the culprit all fluffed and puny looking with a very full looking crop. It's the same cockrel so I figured he got it down and now it's stuck :/ My only thought is maybe epson salt drench to try and move it through?? I have no idea how I would go about retrieving it out the north end. He's destined for the table, but is not anywhere near big enough to butcher at this point, but I don't want him to suffer either so if the consensus is to put him down so be it, but other suggestions are welcome as I head out to try and catch the little booger.