My 4mth old chicken ate my $4000 earrings!

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  1. julieprice1972

    julieprice1972 New Egg

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    Petting my chickens today my 4mth old Plymouth Rock pinched my new earring, I very concerned for my chicken and diamond, any idea on how long it takes to pass? I'm not 100% she got it but having searched the pen for hrs I presume she consumed it. I'm hiring a metal detector tomorrow just in case we've over looked the earring would it beep over the chicken if it was inside her? ( sorry if it's a silly question, all new to this chicken game)
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    As I understand it, metal detectors have to be specially designed or "set" to detect gold. If it were me, I'd confine the chicken and start checking poop. Chickens will certainly pull out an earring and eat it. Hopefully it will pass without problem.
     
  3. chickwhispers

    chickwhispers A French Hen

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    Not sure how long it takes. Maybe 12- 24 hrs? What they eat during the day goes to their crop and then is digested through the night and finishes up the next day. And the crop fills up again through the day starting over again. It's a cycle. Good idea on the metal detector.
     
  4. chickwhispers

    chickwhispers A French Hen

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    And Welcome to BYC!:welcome
     
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Good luck with finding your jewels! Keep checking that poop. [​IMG]

    Great to have you aboard and enjoy BYC!
     
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    I hope you can find it! Good Luck!
     
  7. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Will the gizzard hold on to it thinking it is a rock to be used as grit?
     
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  8. Triple Willow

    Triple Willow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC!

    If you don't find your earring I will give you $50 and take that problem bird off your hands. hahahahahaha
     
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  9. Triple Willow

    Triple Willow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shhhhhhh!!! (}uuust kidding...)
     
  10. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens


    Well that is the first thing I thought........ I have opened a lot of gizzards, and found some amazing things :)
     

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