Chicken eggs and Weed/Feed

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by bombj, Aug 22, 2016.

  1. bombj

    bombj New Egg

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    Long story short: A couple of my chickens made it to the neighbors lawn that had been recently fertilized and treated with a pellet weed killer. All the chickens seem fine a week later. How long should I wait before eating the eggs?

    Jon
     
  2. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome! Many chemicals eaten by birds will settle in their egg yolks, and be there for a very long time. I have no idea about whatever herbicide you used, so check with the manufacturer and/ or FARAD.org for the specific chemical(s). You may decide to eat the eggs anyway, or not. Mary
     
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    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    If the chemical is lipotrophic it will be in those egg yolks. Ask chemist again? Mary
     
  4. bombj

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    Will ask him tomorrow if I see him. The vet called me back and stated that he would give it a month before we resume eating the eggs.
     

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