My chicken ate a peice of a what??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Bec, Oct 28, 2007.

  1. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen while cleaning up the yard this past weekend, we threw out an old ratty tarp that was falling apart. Apperently one of my girls thought one of the strands looked appetizing and ate it. She had it hanging out of her mouth and when I pulled, only a few inches came out. I cut it off and she swalloed it. Will she pass this? She was out and about today and eating and drinking.
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Well, all you can do is wait and see. I bet she'll pass it no problems.
  3. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    Oh I really hope so.....she was running around today so lets just keep our fingers crossed!! [​IMG]
  4. TxChiknRanchers

    TxChiknRanchers Songster

    Aug 18, 2007
    Southeast Texas
    They eat anyting that moves or does not move. I'm sure it will pass. I've told my wife that if they weighed 200 lbs those chickens would eat us.
  5. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    Quote:I told my DH not to drop dead in the coop because they'd probably eat his body! Ours kill and eat mice and rats. Blah.
  6. littlebanty

    littlebanty Songster

    Just wait and see....My chickens eat crazy things like feathers and forign things. Not to be gross but......I have a duck that ate a chicks leg when the chick was killed by a raccoon. I was out cleaning everything up and I turned around to get the other parts and my duck had a leg sticking out of his beak. He was ok. I was worried since it was too long to go down. Im sure he was very incomfortable for awhile.
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    You could offer a little olive oil to 'help things through'.
  8. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Blech...that's why my Dh doesn't want to eat the girls' eggs.[​IMG]
  9. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    I think she is just fine!!! She hasn't missed a beat!! She is just happy and out foraging around!!!

    Thanks for all the support and making me feel much better!!! You guys are awesome!!
  10. chickbea

    chickbea Songster

    Jan 18, 2007
    It would only cause a problem if the piece is really long and got tangled as it worked its way through. Most likely it will pass right through.

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