Valuable Silkie

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Cracker, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. Cracker

    Cracker Songster

    Jul 11, 2007
    North-West Florida
    The silkie roo that we recently got from BamaChicken is now worth even more than when we picked him up. Last night he ate one of DW diamond earrings![​IMG] Anyone have any idea how long before it shows up?
  2. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

    Nov 14, 2007
    [​IMG] Ha Ha hee hee. Hope it doesn't get stuck in the gizzard. You may have to sacrafice him and do autopsy.
  3. Kristina

    Kristina Songster

    Apr 30, 2007
    South Louisiana
    ok I may sound stupid here but at that risk...I will say that I think it might not pass. It MAY stay in the system since it can't be processed by the gizzard? I don't I said I could be wrong!
  4. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Hmmm....does homeowners cover that?

    I can hear the wife is missing an earring

    Ins: "so, did she drop it down a sink or something?"

    You: " rooster ate it"

    Ins: "have you checked the poop?"

    You "I think it's stuck in the gizzard. Won't come do I file my claim??"

  5. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
    I lost a gold stud that way once. It's never been recovered. I think I ended up selling the hen that ate it. [​IMG]
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    If it doesn't get stuck in the gizzard, it would take about a day or so to pass. I am thinking it will do a turn in the gizzard though. I would keep him on newspaper and collect poo's for the next two days in a container, fill it with water and see if you can't find the diamond in the bottom of the container. Soft foods and some olive oil wouldn't hurt to give to help pass it!

    Good luck!
  7. Cracker

    Cracker Songster

    Jul 11, 2007
    North-West Florida
    Wife imformed me this morning that I'm on poop patrol.
  8. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Being on poop patrol just might be better than having to buy her a new set!
  9. jkcove08

    jkcove08 Songster

    Apr 12, 2007
    Sorry to hear about your loss.. LOL Boy they sure love those shiny things!!!!!! I hope poo patrol wont be to bad. Jenn
  10. pipermark

    pipermark Songster

    Jan 26, 2007
    I agree, it will most likely do gizzard duty, which is probably exactly what the intention of the bird was when it ate it. What I dont know is how grit is moved out of the gizzard, does it just happen, or is is a voluntary action. If its voluntary then that rock could end up on gizzard duty for a long time.

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