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Will my Chicken Survive eating this?!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by alamogirl, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. alamogirl

    alamogirl Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 8, 2009
    Fort Wayne
    My hen just ate the plastic string from my daughter's toy pom-pom.
    It was about 18" long, 1/4" wide, thin plastic tape-like.

    Can a chicken gut survive that? Will it get all wound up and kill her?

    Ugh. I'm prepared for death.
  2. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 19, 2009
    It could clog things up, but it's not a definite. Just keep an eye on her crop over the next few days.
  3. loverOFchickens

    loverOFchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2009
    I had a roo swallow a plastic string three weeks ago. He is looking very normal. There is hope!
  4. Ema

    Ema Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2010
    N. Ontario CANADA
    if you are worried give him some bread soaked in Olive oil...should help!! but keep an eye on your chicken :) mine are notorious for finding very strings and eating them...lol....
  5. 33yardbirds

    33yardbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2010
    Southern New Jersey
    Mine find all sorts of things and are doing fine. I think if it is not too big it all gets ground up in the gizzard, I hope.
  6. alamogirl

    alamogirl Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 8, 2009
    Fort Wayne
    Thank you!!

    She seems normal today, lets hope she stays that way!
  7. swordgeek

    swordgeek Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 23, 2010
    Westford, MA
    Not sure if it's the same with chickens, but I remember my mother always saying that when our dog swallowed string - or more commonly, the silver tinsel from the Christmas tree! - if we saw it dangling from his behind, we should CUT it, not pull it out!

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