NOOOOOO!!!! Adult RIR ate a whole block of styrofoam

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by RW19290, May 2, 2009.

  1. RW19290

    RW19290 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My beloved chickens ate a block of styrofoam that was lying in the driveway!!! WHAT AM I GOING TO DO??? THEY ATE A LOT[/b]. The chookies act normal but I'm very very very worried.
     
  2. kinnip

    kinnip Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2008
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    Mine love any kind of rigid foam. Spray insulation is a particular favourite. It passes right through. If you see some weird looking poo, don't be alarmed.
     
  3. RW19290

    RW19290 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Will the be all right??? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Not much you CAN do. Eaten is gone. Dont let them do it again.

    Probably wont hurt them, though. Chooks have been eating styrofoam since its inception.
     
  5. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Stupid birds are drawn to styrofoam like moths to a flame. [​IMG]

    Someone once posted a story of a hen that had eaten a good portion of foam. the next day she laid a speckled egg - yup, it had styrofoam bits on it.
     
  6. kinnip

    kinnip Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2008
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    They'll be fine. Expect more stupid behaviour in the future.
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Ain't that the truth! [​IMG]
     
  8. DarkWolf

    DarkWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a good thing chickens are so sweet, cuz they sure aren't that smart.
     
  9. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    yeah, mine did the same thing last year....it was half gone before I noticed [​IMG] and it was big [​IMG]
     
  10. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    2 of my smallest bantams ate a large styrofoam bowl when they were only about half grown so not even 1lb in weight. They were fine. You quickly learn to keep such things out of chicken reach.
     

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