Pullet ate synthetic twine

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Cottrell1417, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. Cottrell1417

    Cottrell1417 New Egg

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    I had a couple lengths of synthetic twine making adjustments and didn't notice her eying them and I turned to pick them up and they were gone. I took her in and pulled one length out but the other is already in her crop. It is orange synthetic soft twine not cotton, will she be ok, should I do something, it's there a laxative I should give her to help it pass? the picture is what I pulled from her throat and a duplicate of what is in her crop. [​IMG]
     
  2. Wyandottes7

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    It might pass on its own, but to help, give her some mineral or vegatable oil.
     
  3. Cottrell1417

    Cottrell1417 New Egg

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    How much vegetable oil should I give her?
     
  4. Wyandottes7

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    Hmm, it don't know exactly. I've never experienced this problem myself. However, I'd say maybe give her one tablespoon.
     

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