Will They Be Okay?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Bacchus, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. Bacchus

    Bacchus Out Of The Brooder

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    I was unpacking some boxes in the yard yesterday and a piece of styrofoam (about 1.5'x2' and .75" thick) fell out. I left it there for exactly 10 minutes to carry some stuff inside the house, and by the time I got back the chickens have pecked off all the corners and a bunch of holes in it! It's not like they don't have food around, they had plenty of food in their feeder and a bunch of chicken scratch near by. But no, they had to run way across the yard to eat up the styrofoam board! Will they be okay? [​IMG] They seem to be doing fine this morning... Doing things that chickens do best. However, now I'm wayyyy more cautious of what I leave laying around.
     
  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Yep they will be just fine. [​IMG]
     
  3. FarmerDenise

    FarmerDenise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've read of other peoples chickens eating styrofoam. Appearantly they love the stuff and they will be ok.
     
  4. Bacchus

    Bacchus Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the replies. It's been 2 days since they ate the styrofoam board and they're doing just fine. I guess they must be cold, hence they're insulating themselves with styrofoam boards! [​IMG]
     
  5. WalkingWolf

    WalkingWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2009
    North Carolina
    I have heard of children eating it with no ill effects, so I would think the same for chickens. The stuff never seems to break down I would think they would just pass it.
     
  6. Bacchus

    Bacchus Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:That's good to hear! [​IMG] I've been keeping an eye out for their droppings, but there's no sign of any styrofoam excreted... They probably just pecked at it and only ingested a small amount, if any. Thanks for the info!
     

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