Ummmm.....my hen just ate a lego....

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by stnkyferit, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. stnkyferit

    stnkyferit Out Of The Brooder

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    Definitely something you probably never saw in a thread before...

    Yes, my hen just ate a small lego piece....

    Help?????
     
  2. give her olive oil to keep her crop from getting impacted, I guess.[​IMG]
     
  3. Chickenfan4life

    Chickenfan4life Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh boy... never dealt with this before...
    First, how big was the Lego? That is important. If it was small, she'll probably just pass it. If it was brick-sized, I don't even know how she managed to swallow it, but that may be different.
     
  4. stnkyferit

    stnkyferit Out Of The Brooder

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    will she pass it?? Stupid question I am sure, but what happens to the rocks and oyster shells they eat???
     
  5. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    If she got grits in her crop, it would make it smaller. I'm sure it's a small piece of Lego LOL! Chickens eat weird things!
     
  6. she probably will
     
  7. stnkyferit

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  8. aggiemae

    aggiemae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it's one of those square ones the grit should grind in smooth the edges enough to pass but make sure she has plenty of grit in case she needs it to refill her croup. One of ours ate the arm of a "polly pocket" and I never did find it but it's been 6 months so she appears to have survived. Chickens.

    Oops! I saw you post after I posted, it's not sharp so she should pass it just fine.
     
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  9. stnkyferit

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    PHEW for non sharp edges....

    That will be the last time my 6 year old asks me to bring his favorite chicken in the house so he can show her his legos.....
     
  10. Chickenfan4life

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    ah, she'll be all right. That'll get passed easily. They lay eggs bigger than that! [​IMG]
     

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