The Girl With the Pearl Earring

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MissJenny, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. MissJenny

    MissJenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's the hen who snatched a pearl earring right out of my ear! And she ATE it!

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    You were expecting what? Vermeer?

    Jenny
     
  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    I almost hate to ask, but it did it ever, um, turn up?
     
  3. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

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    She looks like she doesn't give a darn either!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Columbus,IN
    I would say that the pearl will probably be in her crop for life.. She just become one expensive chicken...
     
  5. MissJenny

    MissJenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, the pearl has yet to "turn up" unless somebody else found it -- they may play "Pearl, Pearl, who has the Pearl?" for days!

    I was thinking it would end up in her gizzard. Would it maybe even stop in her crop? Never thought of that.

    And yes, she did just become one expensive chicken!

    Jenny
     
  6. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    Nah, she is holding on to it, waiting for #2 .... a girl has to have a pair of earrings!!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. bgelber

    bgelber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It will probably stay in her gizzard and end up being part of her gizzard. I used to work in a chicken plant ( I know, evil me ) and you wouldn't believe the stuff that their gizzards would grow around something they had ate. The weirdest was a bullet, and yes it was still a live shell, scared the hell out of management.
     
  8. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:how'd the bullet get there??? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. Gold Griffin Chicken Mom

    Gold Griffin Chicken Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Unfortunately, pearls being soft, time is your enemy. If it were expensive enough to be horribly worried, there's always crop surgery. How you'll numb her up, I haven't a clue.

    I once dropped a ring while my kitten was next to my foot. The next day she picked up a nickel (that had been laying flat upon a tile floor) and brought it to me. A vet told me that stomach acid had probably long ago disolved the gold and the stones got passed unnoticed. The cat died of old age a few years ago. I still toy with the idea of moving her remains to our new property before we sell the old house. That would be my excuse to see if anything got left inside, but I'd be too grossed out to look.

    I suggest you put the one earring away and buy yourself a new set.
     
  10. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the pearl may stay in her crop and act like grit- crushing food before it goes on to the rest of the digestive tract. point is, you probably won't ever see it again [​IMG] chickens eat some pretty wierd stuff!
     

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