Possible ingestion of a piece of yarn by a chick, will it pass?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by VaM715, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. VaM715

    VaM715 Songster

    Feb 26, 2008
    Fincastle, VA
    I have 32 chicks in the brooder that are 3-4 days old. One had a splayed leg, so I read on here about taking a piece of soft yarn and hobbling his legs together at the right spacing. As soon as I done it, he was able to stand and scoot walk around.
    WELL..............this morning the yarn is GONE! We have looked and looked and looked. The only logical conclusion is somebody ATE it!!! I find it hard to belive a chick would eat a 2 inch long piece of yarn with a knot in the middle, but it is gone.
    Any ideas?
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2008
  2. RubberChickenLubber

    RubberChickenLubber Songster

    Oct 19, 2007
    Newton, NC
    I wouldn't worry about it. I had a bottle hanging in a small pen for some 8 weekers. I was using string and part of it came loose. One of them ate part of it and I had to cut it as close as I could to the beak. She is now close to laying age, and has never had any problems.
  3. MRNpoultry

    MRNpoultry Songster

    Mar 2, 2008
    Gibsonville, NC
    When we tied my little roosters legs togather he pecked at the rope but could never pull it off. Hope y our will be ok, wish I could help.
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 28, 2008
  4. MRNpoultry

    MRNpoultry Songster

    Mar 2, 2008
    Gibsonville, NC
    Quote:Mine eat small pieces of hay so the yarn probaly will not hurt him.
  5. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    It should be fine...

    Obelisk once at a large rubber band and it came out looking the same way it went in. A little grosser, but the same.

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