Please help...My chickens ate bad tomatoes!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by merrymom, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. merrymom

    merrymom New Egg

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    Hello fellow chicken lovers. My chickens got into a bit of mischief and I'm worried about them! I had thrown away a a jar of tomatoes that hadn't sealed properly. My hens got into the outside trash, broke the jar and ate the tomatoes. Of course my fear is botulism. What can I do and what should I watch for? I'm scared that I will lose my entire flock! (7 Black stars and 2 white rock bantams) Please offer advice if you have any. Thanks!
     
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  2. arllcountrygirl

    arllcountrygirl lavender nutt

    IMO - They will be fine. I wouldn't worry too much about it.
     
  3. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    There's really nothing that can be done here. If they indeed get the botulism toxin, it will make them sick and kill them. There are anti-toxins for humans, which aren't fullproof. Nothing for us in the livestock arena though.... at least as far as I've ever heard of.
     
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    EEK!..i hope they will be okay!..how are they now?
     
  5. chickygirl2

    chickygirl2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tomatoes are safer than other canned items because the acidity is high. They should be ok.[​IMG]
     
  6. merrymom

    merrymom New Egg

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    I just put them up for the night. They seem fine so far.
     
  7. sunnydee

    sunnydee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would be more concerned of the glass they ingested! [​IMG]
     
  8. merrymom

    merrymom New Egg

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    I didn't think about them eating glass! I don't think they did...but they could have.
     
  9. Kathy1

    Kathy1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have to agree with chickygirl2, the acid is higher than in jams etc, so I think they will be fine. How are they today?
     
  10. merrymom

    merrymom New Egg

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    They seem completely fine today. Would I have seen signs of botulism by now?
     

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