Styrofoam?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by orangecatrex, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. orangecatrex

    orangecatrex Out Of The Brooder

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    I recently found out the hard way that my birds will eat almost anything. My husband left a large piece of styrofoam out for the trash pick-up but before the trashmen got it the birds had a round of snacks from it. Will it pass? Do they need medicine? It happened about a week or so ago and i have withheld any more styrofoam from them. No one seems in distress, but my main concern is will it pass.??? I haven't noticed any "droppings" with the foam.....
     
  2. Lobzi

    Lobzi Chillin' With My Peeps

    He said "I love styrofoam!!!"

    Well mine goes crazy for it too and I have read from others that it just passes through them.... not a problem. I havent had any ill effects in my birds from eating it.
     
  3. maine chicks

    maine chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine have eaten it with no ill effects. I do try to keep it away from them noe that I know how much they like it. A diet of it can not be good in the long run so learn to say no to styrofoam.
     
  4. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    The dumb birds love that stuff.

    I put one of those faucet covers on my house and couldn't figure out why it had holes in it. The resident yard sharks had been pecking at it! [​IMG]
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    If styrofoam is dangerous, my chickens would have been dead long ago.
     
  6. orangecatrex

    orangecatrex Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Yard Sharks that's so funny.[​IMG] Well gang thanks for the info. No one seems sick but just thought i'd aks.


    Thanks again
     
  7. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Someone posted a while back that their hen had eaten a lot of styrofoam, and laid an egg that was speckled with the stuff.

    Self-insulating, I guess.
     

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