Hello! Two days ago my hen, Vienna, pulled my 8mm pearl right off my earlobe and swallowed it within milliseconds. I barely had time to even process what had happened. I immediately isolated her to keep an eye on poops, but also to make sure she didn't start acting funny. I've done a lot of Googling since and have been reading mixed things about possible outcomes. A lot say that it will get completely destroyed in the gizzard and others say it is smooth so it should pass. It was a gift from my husband for our first wedding anniversary, so I have been overly obsessing but my gut tells me it is gone. I guess I am writing to get opinions on how long I should hold out hope and when I should put her back in the coop. Health-wise, she seems absolutely fine. Thanks for your input!