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My chicken ate a small piece of plastic

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickenmanpage, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. chickenmanpage

    chickenmanpage In the Brooder

    Apr 15, 2012
    Mebane NC
    I was watching my chickens yesterday and observed one of my larger hens scratch a small piece of plastic out of the ground and ate it. Will that hurt it or will she be able to pass it through?

  2. kellysmall87

    kellysmall87 Songster

    I'm not sure but if you wanted to give her a laxative, you could try olive oil or lots of mealworms.
  3. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Crowing

    Mar 29, 2011
    I have seen my hen eat a piece of silicone before and she was fine. As long as your hen isn't showing any symptoms that would indicate something being wrong, I think she should be fine.

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