Chickens ate yard fertilizer, how long should we wait to eat the eggs?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by katbaker74, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. katbaker74

    katbaker74 Hatching

    Jul 29, 2010
    The chickens ate grass fertilizer and we eat the eggs they lay every morning. How long should we wait to start eating the eggs again? The chickens will not get out again until the grass is growing and fertilizer is gone.
  2. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

    Sep 16, 2008
    Levan, UT
    When did they eat it? Grass fertilizer can be extremely toxic. I hate to say it, but when to eat the eggs may be the least of your worries...

    That being said, if they survive I'd wait at least 2 weeks, like you would for a medication...maybe 3...also, check the package, it might have a phone number you can call to get more information.

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