I just moved to a gorgeous country farm house sat smack in the middle of farm fields-eye, corn, potatoes, beans, it all depends on the season as we have a good long growing season around here. I have a small flock right now in a small coop - free range is a new option as we weren't allowed to do so in the town we lived in before-but they have a large yard and receive plenty to keep them happy and healthy. However the farmers spray regularly on these fields-which are on all sides. I know today was fungicide and often nitrogen and all the such things they need to keep the hoardes from killing their crops. I brought my chickens inside when I heard the sprayer-so questions below.
1-what exactly is fatal and what is not?
2-I understand once the spray is dry they are safe again-correct? There isn't any spray sprayed in their coop just near (and not there isn't anywhere I can move the coop away from them-surrounded I tell ya).
3-Anything I can do ahead of time to protect against their exposure? I am taking them in. And I have spike to the farmer who said he'd be happy to call when they're going to spray from now on.