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Kids, playdoh, chickens- *URGENT ??*

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by krys2000, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. krys2000

    krys2000 Out Of The Brooder

    Hi all!

    I just bought a picnic table for my kids and am hoping to allow them to eat/play outside more. However, I was also thinking that it would be nice for them to play with playdoh outside (I HATE having it in the house). I know that there is no way that I can get every crumb picked up, no matter where they play with it, but if my chickens eat the brand name playdoh will it hurt them? If so, I guess it will have to stay inside.

    Thank you for your sage advice![​IMG]
     
  2. Imma Okie

    Imma Okie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If eating play doh is dangerous, then my son is a freak of nature because he nibbled on some play doh as a toddler and suffered no ill effects.

    The amount that you are talking about shouldn't be a problem. If you feed it to them daily, you might have issues, based on poor nutritional value more than anything.
    Here is what Hasbro has to say about play doh:


    "The exact ingredients of Play-Doh are proprietary, so we cannot share them with you. We can tell you that it is primarily a mixture of water, salt and flour. It does NOT contain peanuts, peanut oil or any milk by-products. Playdoh is non-toxic, non-irritating & non-allergenic except as noted: Children who are allergic to wheat gluten may have an allergic reaction to this product. There is no MSDS sheet required for Play-Doh."
     
  3. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Unless I'm missing an ingredient (water, flour, starch binders, preservatives and coloring) I don't see anything wrong with a few crumbs of play-doh going through a chickens system. Mine when they get over the fence eat rigged insulation skirting like it's candy.
     
  4. krys2000

    krys2000 Out Of The Brooder

    THANK YOU! It will be so nice to let them play with the PlayDoh where I don't have to worry about the mess quite so much! I'm so glad that it won't hurt my chickens either. You guys are AWESOME! Thank you for answering my ? so quickly![​IMG]
     
  5. Imma Okie

    Imma Okie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL...I can think of a handful of things that I have seen my chickens eat that can't be healthy!

    Question for the OP: Did your chickens already ingest some Play Doh? Is this why you posted *URGENT*? If so, I wouldn't worry unless the crop is full of Play Doh. That's a different issue altogether.
     
  6. Imma Okie

    Imma Okie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OH yay! I was starting to wonder. It hasn't happened yet! LOL [​IMG]
     
  7. duckinnut

    duckinnut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Never know you might get some psychedelic colored eggs. [​IMG] Even worse Playdoh Butt instead of pasty butt.[​IMG]
     
  8. Imma Okie

    Imma Okie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That was a fun visual! Thanks. [​IMG]
     
  9. duckinnut

    duckinnut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Had to share trying to get it out of my visual. Maybe put a little die over their bum and get stars,crescent moons diamonds.....
     
  10. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    I think your chickens will be fine but look out for the colorful droppings LOL!
     

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