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


11 Years
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?
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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.
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.
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