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Chicken swallows diamond earring

Surgery would be too risky, owner says.

By Vetstreet Sep 5, 2013 4:36PM

It could be awhile before Claire Lennon sees her $500 diamond earring again. The U.K. woman says her pet chicken, Sarah – who happens to be male – ate her earring while sitting on her shoulder.

Claire Lennon whose pet hen Sarah swallowed her diamond earring (Wessex News Agency)Lennon’s veterinarian tried giving the bird laxatives to see if he would pass the earring, but he didn’t — so it’s assumed that the jewelry is stuck in Sarah’s stomach. And because surgery would be too risky for Sarah, Lennon has decided to wait until after her pet lives out his life to try to retrieve it.

"They live to a ripe old age," Lennon said. "We are probably looking at another eight years before I get my earring back."

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Photo: Claire Lennon with her pet chicken, Sarah, which swallowed her diamond earring (Wessex News Agency)


75Comments
Sep 13, 2013 2:13AM
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Honey, can we have fried chicken for dinner?  
Sep 11, 2013 2:27AM
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'WHILE SITTING ON HER SHOULDER:-------DOES THE LITTLE DARLING POOP DOWN HER NECK????

THE LAST THING I WANT SITTING ON MY SHOULDER IS A BIRD OF ANY KIND----....HAVE YOU EVER

WONDERED HOW CAPT. KIDD LOST HIS LEG AND HAS A "PEG LEG", AND STILL HAS THAT PARROT ON HIS SHOULDER .    BLOOD POISON FROM PARROT POOP......YUCK

Sep 11, 2013 2:16AM
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WHAT THE HELL IS THIS WORLD COMING TO--------------------STUPID PUNK STUCK IN CHIMNEY, CHICKEN EATS

DIAMOND EAR RING----OBAMA IS PRESIDENT.

Sep 8, 2013 2:05AM
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I'm sorry, but I wouldn't wait, we would be serving chicken for supper and my wife would be wearing her earrings !!!
Sep 6, 2013 2:19AM
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Hmmm... I maybe over-thinking this, but I don't believe it's "stuck". It's exactly where the chicken "wanted" it - in it's gizzard with lots of other little rocks. It will be interesting to see how it comes out - diamonds being so hard after all. Yet, being in essentially a rock tumbler for years might have some interesting side effects. (For the diamond, not the chicken.)
Sep 5, 2013 9:45PM
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The rooster ate the diamond out of revenge because she named him, Sarah.
Sep 5, 2013 9:45PM
Sep 5, 2013 9:41PM
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Hope she doesn't have a fox problem.
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