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My Chickens Ate Fertilizer with weed Killer. What Do I Do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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The lawn people came and sprayed down our lawn today and I didn't realize until I had already let them range for a bit. I am really nervous because this is my first batch of chickens and they are really close to start laying. I really don't want them to die.

 

PLEASE HELP

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Hello there and welcome to BYC!

 

Most chickens know not to eat poisonous things and generally only do so if they are starving. However one never knows with a chicken and sometimes they do eat things they shouldn't. 

 

If they didn't eat much of it and weren't on the lawn too long, it may not be a problem. If they are going to get sick, you would probably notice sick birds in the next day or two.

 

Here is a thread on "flushes" you can use to remove toxins from their bodies. Use one of these for the recommended time and these should help flush poisons out.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/700526/flushes-for-aiding-in-toxin-removal

 

If you do have an avian vet around your area, you might call them as well and see what they think about this.

 

Good luck and I hope they are ok! 

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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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Thank you so much. I will be sure to check on them over the next few days and see if there is anything strange. Thanks Again.

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