Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by happyeggfarm, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. happyeggfarm

    happyeggfarm New Egg

    Jul 18, 2010
    My 3 month old Plymouth Barred Rock hen just pecked the pearl earring from my ear yesterday. Will it be in her crop forever? Anyone have experience in this nuttiness?

    My vet has offered to Xray her.

    Thanks for any input!
    K @ HappyEggFarm
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    It will probably enter and reside in her gizzard where it will be used to grind her food. There is only one sure way of getting it back. Anyone for chicken and dumplings? Sorry, wish the prognosis was better. She might pass it, but I think her digestive juices will cause real damage. Hope it was not really valuable or of sentimental value.
  3. TerriLaChicks

    TerriLaChicks Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 23, 2008
    Central Louisiana
    Coop her up in a separate crate & sift through everything & hope for the best----but I can tell you, years ago one of our Chinese geese sucked a black pearl earring right out of my ear lobe! - and we never retrieved it.
    Don't know about chickens; maybe somebody will chime in who has experience w/them...

    Might be best to just go order a replacement & call it an early birthday/anniversary/Christmas present, etc. !
  4. Doc Henry

    Doc Henry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 16, 2009
    Georgetown Tx
    I have retrieved auto waterer parts from turkey crops you coultry expressing her crop by pushing everything back out if not you could always butcher her its probably not what you want to do but you have weigh the value of the earing and the bird.

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