My chickens have eaten about 2 cubic feet of plastic the last 4 years.
I decided to formalize the procedure. To limit their access to the styrofoam slabs they love so much (insulation for dry ice storage & CO2 for plants). It was stored in the garage & they went BERSERK on it.
Related to the general subject of plastic pollution.
8 million tons get dumped in the ocean every year. 16 billion pounds.
So if you had birds that weighed an average of 6 pounds, and they ate their weight in plastic each year, you would need 2.67 Billion chickens to make that ocean-bound plastic disappear.
There are about 24 billion chickens in the world.
So I posted video on Facebook of my birds eating ground up High Density Polyethylene, about 1/2 an ounce each for 2 of the most hungry birds.
Screaming Karen Fest !
"cruelty to animals", "going to report me to the Humane Society", etc.
The Cannabis Link - the manure from the birds that ate the styrofoam was a primary part of my Compost Tea for 2020 summer grow.
It is is some of the best pot I've ever had.
Anyway, as time allows, I will find a chemistry lab to help me "measure" the droppings.
I want to find out if the plastic is actually disappearing, or just being ground up into a trillion pieces.