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Pullet swallowed a peach pit

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kharmon320, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. kharmon320

    kharmon320 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On Sunday I fed the six girls peaches. They devoured all three and left all three pits (which I picked up and discarded). Last night I again fed them 2 peaches. One of the pullets grabbed the peach pit and swallowed it. This is the same pullet that I had to nurse through an impacted crop LAST week. I think she ate hay or longer grass while free ranging.

    Perhaps she's just not a very bright chicken and eats things that she shouldn't eat.

    Any chance she will be able to pass the peach pit? It seems like it would get stuck either in the crop or the gizzard.
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    If it makes it past the crop and proventriculus and she has appropriately sized grit in the gizzard, she should be OK.
    The gizzard should grind it up with the aid of #3 grit or similar sized sharp stones.
     
  3. kharmon320

    kharmon320 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the reply. I guess it's a waiting game.
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Nothing else to do unless you're up to surgery on the crop.
     
  5. quackersandfern

    quackersandfern New Egg

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    There is also the possibility of cyanide poisoning..
     
  6. kharmon320

    kharmon320 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wanted to update that she's had no ill effect that I can tell. Her crop felt normal and she's been acting fine.
     

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