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Chickens and lead paint

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
I caught a chicken of mine pecking at some paint chips. I know they did use lead based paint back in the 70s. I am able to keep the chickens out of that area, but they did ingest some of the chips which may have traces of lead. I threw out the eggs the next day, but is that enough?
post #2 of 4

You'd have to have paint chips tested to know for sure....

....then, if paint is positive for lead, research what to do about chickens and eggs.

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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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."

Reply
post #3 of 4

x2.  Test the paint, and then take whatever action is needed.  Pet birds will have lead poisoning from the paint on old bird cages, or in older homes.  Mary

post #4 of 4
Thread Starter 
This has been really difficult. I know it is lead paint, but only a small amount was consumed. I'm looking into having the yolks tested just to be sure. 😞
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