MY HEN ATE A LARGE BALL BEARING- WHAT DO I DO???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Joe S., Mar 15, 2018.

  1. Joe S.

    Joe S. In the Brooder

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    Hi.
    So I have 5 Rhode Island Red hens.
    I found a ball bearing in the coop and as I was taking it out, one of my hens picked it up and ate it.
    It was a larger ball bearing.
    I’m worried that something bad will happen to her.
    What should I do?
    I really don’t want to find my baby dead in my coop tomorrow.
    Please comfort me.
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2018
  2. Foster's Freehold

    Foster's Freehold Songster

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    Wow Joe, dunno what to say. Maybe someone else will chime in. It could be a matter of "this too shall pass" but I dunno.
     
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  3. Joe S.

    Joe S. In the Brooder

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    You’re right.
    I’m just worried about her.
     
  4. Cheers2Ya

    Cheers2Ya Songster

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    Eek, hoping for the best for you! How big is a "good sized" ball bearing? The weight of it might concern me going through the delicate tissues. Fingers crossed for you over the next couple days!
     
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  5. kumquat

    kumquat Songster

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    Can I suggest you edit your thread title to be more specific? Something like "Hen Swallowed a Ball Bearing -How Can I Help Her?" I think it will help you to get more views, and hopefully advice, from people with the right knowledge to help you. :fl for your chicken!
     
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  6. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Crossing the Road

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    I'm not sure that you can do anything except wait and hope she passes it.
     
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