One day, we were outside in the chicken run doing chicken care, while the chickens were engaging in chickeny activities. We had thrown a large hunk of grass into the run to distract them, so that they wouldn't run out the door as soon as we opened it. The chickens then engaged in arguing over the grass. Then, a little bit later, I turn around....and one of our orpingtons has a blank expression on her face, and is sort of swaying. Little starnds of grass were hanging out of her mouth. I called to my companion "I think Buffie is choking!" I held Buffie while my companion slowly pulled the strands out of her mouth. It seemed as if the wad of grass was wrapping around her tongue. It seemed as if it were so long, that we would never completely pull it out. Then, finally, it came out, and I chucked it over the fence to avoid a similar occurence. She was a little dazed, but alive!!! Post your own chicken survival stories on this thread!