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Chickens and lead paint

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mgrillpainting, May 7, 2016.

  1. mgrillpainting

    mgrillpainting New Egg

    May 7, 2016
    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?
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    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.
  3. Folly's place

    Folly's place Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 13, 2011
    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
  4. mgrillpainting

    mgrillpainting New Egg

    May 7, 2016
    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. [​IMG]

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