Arsenic in chicken scratch?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Kuki, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. Kuki

    Kuki Out Of The Brooder

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    Did anyone hear about this? Sorry if I'm double posting I didn't search, but I just bought 100 lbs of Ace Hi scratch today. None of the mentioned ingredients in the article where mentioned on the bags, but I'm a bit freaked out. I have a small flock of free range hens (for the eggs). They did mention in the article that these kids where eating a dozen eggs each a week (seems a bit much to me LOL) but still....arsenic? Ya no thanks. Whats the point of raising chickens for fresh eggs if this is the case...

    http://www.grist.org/article/food-arsenic-found-in-utah-kids-urine-traced-to-their-pet-chickens-fe/

    Should i be buying a better scratch? Can anyone recommend something? I live in Los Angeles. Thanks!!!!
     
  2. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Thats so scary!! [​IMG] I sure hope not!!!
     
  3. Kuki

    Kuki Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah its scary alright! I think its good to be aware of what we are eating. I mean...we ain't raisin all these butts for nuthin right?[​IMG]
     
  4. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Thats right. I mean, our eggs! [​IMG] How can they get away with this kind of stuff anyway?
     

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