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Article in the local paper about arsenic in eggs - should I worry?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tahli, Jul 7, 2010.

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  1. tahli

    tahli Hatching

    Jun 14, 2010
    My dad emailed me this link to an article about arsenic in eggs from backyard chickens.

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    My chickens just started laying eggs this week. Should I be worried? Has anyone ever dealt with arsenic in feed and then in eggs?

    Thanks for any info!!!
  2. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Songster

    Jun 7, 2008
    Scappoose Oregon
    Pay attention to where your feed comes from. If your are buying feed from a low end corporate source rather than a local one, your risk goes up. Those low end feed people are using the cheapest ingredients they possibly can no matter the source and they are NOT testing any of it.

    While I am not a Purina fan, I have to say they risk way too much to allow toxins into their feeds so they'd be safe. The same way a smaller local place would be safer. I buy my feed from a complany that uses only grains grown in their area. yea the feed composition varies through the year, but its always healthy.

    If you want healthy happy toxin free birds then take the time to feed them right.
  3. Quote:READ THE ARTICLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The feed contained no added Arsenic.

    This is just another slanted article AGAINST animal agriculture and the tools we use.

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  4. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

    Apr 29, 2010
    Rockport, Tx
    Actually, I think it was a badly written article. It suggests that the arsenic from commercial feed ends up in eggs, but the testing was on meat birds for levels of arsenic in the meat, supposedly from medicated feed. Very confusing for people. I'm not impressed by the info...
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