my pullets ate styrofoam

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bobd, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I had a drake that ate packing peanuts. He was fine. Still stupid, but fine.
     
  2. PhilErvin

    PhilErvin Songster

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    I had that insulation that you wrap pipes in to keep from freezing. After the last freeze the girls somehow knew it would be ok without it so they gathered around and acted like they had discovered the best treat ever. The ate it up as high as they could reach. They have been fine and I never noticed anything unusual about their poo.
    In the Fall I plan to wrap the pipe (tubeing) in old rags, the way they used to do it. I don't think the girls will be interested in that... [​IMG]
     
  3. schellie69

    schellie69 Songster

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    I caught my chickens eating Styrofoam also started trying to chase them down to get it I am so glad that we have a privacy fence if my neighbors had saw me I think they would have called the guys in the white coats to take me away. [​IMG] it is amazing what chickens find and eat I sometimes wonder how they survive.
     
  4. solarBizzi

    solarBizzi Hatching

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    Hey! Hey! Hey! This is just the right information I needed, since all of our chickies from the age of 4 weeks up through this week at 16 weeks are 'styrofoam-A-holics' (they started with blue and then added white). My chemistry brain kept saying "this cannot be good". But the chicken health continues to be fantastic, and I am glad for that.

    These pullets have found every stash possible (we've been 'in construction' of our home for 9 years now). The latest are styro bins that we are storing nails and screws in which are 'hidden' beneath the boat. One day I went to see what they were so interested in and there's so little styro left that the nails need new containers!

    Thank you for the reassurance, and I truly enjoyed your humor, I must go read your post again!
    Cheers,
    izzi~avis [​IMG]
     
  5. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Crowing

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    Very odd thread. I've never had a problem with my chickens eating styrofoam. That's because I don't let them have access to any.
     

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