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Hi.   My hens ate some Styrofoam insulation accidentally dropped from a construction project.   How long should I wait to eat the eggs that were tainted from that?    Thanks for any help.

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Welcome to BYC!!
 

I don't think the eggs will be 'tainted'....but it could cause and crop or intestinal impaction.

I'd keep them confined and keep a close eye on their crops and droppings for a few days.

Pull thier feed at night then check crops early in the morning to make sure they are empty.


Edited by aart - 9/29/15 at 5:14am

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Hello there and welcome to BYC!

 

The eggs will not be effected by eating styrofoam. It is the drugs and chemicals that you use for worming, bacterial and fungal infections that can get into the eggs.

 

I would be more concerned that this styrofoam causes an impaction somewhere from the crop, the gizzard or intestines somewhere. 

 

Watch them carefully for the next day or so to make sure they are pooping ok and crops are empty first thing in the morning. 

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Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. ~Emily Dickinson~

 

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.  ~John Bunyan~

 

Treating Sour Crop and Impacted Crop                                    Raising Quail

 

How to Treat Egg Binding in Hens 

 

Leg, Foot and Toe Issues in Poultry of All Ages

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