Will a chicken die if it eats plastic/paper?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Donnigan, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. Donnigan

    Donnigan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went down to check on my 3 chicks we just let out, and i saw Greta had something in her mouth, i looked a little closer to see what it was and it looked like plastic so i went to get it, she ran around and around the bushes with Ezra, Sylvie and me chasing her! I finally caught her and tried to pull it out of her mouth but she wouldn't let go! Eventually i got it out and it was the cardboard-like paper on feed sacks and had tin foil on the other side and was about 10 inches long! Would she have eventually spit it out? Will plastic/paper kill a chicken? Thanks
     
  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    paper won't hurt a chicken but plastic can wrap around internal organs and kill them
     
  3. carolinasculpture

    carolinasculpture Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens LOVE styrofoam! Not sure what the deal is, but had put treats in on a clean meat tray, came back to find them fighting over the tray! Had one blow into the run one day and it was gone before I could get there...they are fine. Had one hen eat a button, too. I would think that long strings could be a problem. Hope yours are doing well!
     

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