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Associated health risks of growing food in disused chicken coop

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by goatsitter, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. goatsitter

    goatsitter New Egg

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    Hello everyone,

    I've just been offered a parcel of land to grow fruit and vegetables on. It is the site of a dis-used free-range chicken coop. My concern is the owner told me the chickens on that land kept dying despite her repeated attempts to treat/disinfect the land organically.
    Do you know of any health risks associated with growing vegetables there? The plot is in the tropics and has been rested for 6 months. Thank you. Goatsitter.
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    The chickens may have had a virus or disease that they carried. Most chicken diseases are gone within weeks of the chickens leaving or dying. A virus called Mareks disease can remain in the environment for years, but would only be a problem for chickens. It should not be a problem to you for raising vegetables. I'm not an expert, but that would be my own opinion.
     
  3. goatsitter

    goatsitter New Egg

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    Thanks eggcessive, I'd never heard of anything either but the owner seemed so concerned I started to wonder.
     

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