My Leghorn ate Plastic!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChandlersChickens, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. ChandlersChickens

    ChandlersChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went out this mornig to let my chickens out of the coop and I saw a strip of plastic on the floor of the coop. It kinda look like a piece off of a plastic bag....and about 4 inches long. How it got it there I do not know. [​IMG]
    Well I reached to get it and Miss Leghorn snatched it and started to eat it. I tried to grab it out of her beak, but she jumped back and slurped it down like a piece of spaghetti!!!! [​IMG]

    I'm sure chickens eat weird things all the time, but I don't feed them plastic. Is this going to hurt her?
     
  2. chickenlady

    chickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2007
    Stillwater, NJ
    I would keep an eye on her. Make sure her crop empties out tonight. Check in the a.m. prior to her eating anything. I would check for the next couple mornings.
    You could do a molasses flush or epsom salt flush which will move things out a little quicker if you wanted to. Hopefully it just gets sent through the system and out into your yard.
     
  3. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    95% of the time they eat things they're not supposed to and we just don't catch them...
    Unless she shows symptoms of crop problems, things should come out on their own...nod wink.
     
  4. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    USA
    Over the summer time, I saw my comet poop slivers of glass!!! NO JOKE!!! She must have found broken glass somewhere on our property and ate it...she's fine!!! Didn't even seem to phase her!!! [​IMG]
     
  5. ChandlersChickens

    ChandlersChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glass?! Oh wow! [​IMG]
    I'll just make sure I bring in her food tonight and check her out in the morning. If she will let me get close to her. Lol. She's a spaz. Thanks for all the input!
     
  6. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    I have this problem I lined the outside and some of the inside with plastic to keep wind off and my 2 young roos like to peel it off pinch by pinch and eat it.

    So far no one has had any problems.
     
  7. ChandlersChickens

    ChandlersChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well she was her perky self this morning so it looks like she is fine. [​IMG]
    I'm planning on putting plastic over their coop window to keep the drafts out. I hope she keeps away from that!
     
  8. sunnydee

    sunnydee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My leghorns got ahold of a little piece of white styrofoam and they tore it apart and gobbled it up before we could get it from them! All fine here and still eating anything they can get into![​IMG]
     
  9. sunnydee

    sunnydee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My leghorns got ahold of a little piece of white styrofoam and they tore it apart and gobbled it up before we could get it from them! All fine here and still eating anything they can get into![​IMG]
     
  10. Red

    Red Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, our three girls went crazy for styrofoam too...i think they liked the noise it made when they pecked it [​IMG]
     

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