Sister gave my rooster rubber ball

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickencutie, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. chickencutie

    chickencutie Out Of The Brooder

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    so my rooster just ate a rubber ball bc my sister accidentally gave it to him! is something gonna happen?
     
  2. carrlr

    carrlr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, how big of a ball?? [​IMG]
     
  3. linben

    linben Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you are going to have to just wait and see if it passes.
     
  4. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    He'll most likely just pass it and be fine.
     
  5. i<3chickens

    i<3chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    it depends on the size of the ball , the thickness of the rubber and if he ate little bits at a time or huge chunks. but most likley it will just pass
     
  6. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    olive oil to help it pass.
     
  7. Clay Valley Farmer

    Clay Valley Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Given chickens eat rocks a rubber ball is not likely a concern. Pretty much as long as the object is a regular shape, not sharp or magnetic things are ok. If it is small enough to go in it is small enough to come out the other end.
     
  8. Moxiechick

    Moxiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your rooster is going to get to know what it feels like to lay an egg! [​IMG]

    Mmaddie's mom's suggestion sounds like a good one. Some olive oil to help it along. [​IMG]
     
  9. Clay Valley Farmer

    Clay Valley Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check him in the AM before he starts eating and see if you can feel it in the crop. Thats the place I would worry about it getting stuck. Also the easiest place to deal with it if it did get stuck.
     

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