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Pullet with styrofoamThe other day I happened to read a post on someone’s blog where the poster indicated that feeding Styrofoam to chickens will result in hens laying more eggs.  Say what???

I just HAD to research this crazy tidbit and found a number of posts on chicken community boards and groups that there were a good number of people out there swearing this was so.  I was incredulous to say the least.  Now yes…chickens do appear to love the stuff, but that doesn’t mean it actually will cause them to lay more eggs; nor does it mean that ingesting Styrofoam is in any shape of the imagination good for them.

One poster indicated with authority that Styrofoam passes right through a chicken's digestive tract, but is reduced so much in size by the gizzard that no Styrofoam material is noted in...

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