My chicken just ate some silicone! What do I do?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sunny & the 5 egg layers, May 25, 2011.

  1. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    Our 11 week old production red ate silicon. What should I do? The piece was roughly 2 inches long. Will it pass through her system ok? Thanks.
     
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    She should be fine, there's not a lot you can do when they eat stuff they aren't supposed to.
     
  3. Anianna

    Anianna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would make sure she is drinking and watch for dehydration.
     
  4. Cambium29

    Cambium29 Out Of The Brooder

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    I would just make sure she is drinking, maybe try to get a little olive oil down her tummy to help things pass. One of my chicks ate a plastic bracelet bead she dug out of the yard. I saw her do it but off course she had it in her beak and swallowed it before I could intervene. It passed thru, looking a little worse for wear, but intact.

    Hopefully, your girl will be fine. Her first egg might be a bouncy ball. [​IMG]
     

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