Chickens eating fresh paint??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by WiddleChix, Aug 18, 2016.

  1. WiddleChix

    WiddleChix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just painted my chicken coop. It's about a foot and a half raised off the ground and the turkeys and chickens are pecking the wet paint off of it. I noticed one chicken had the green paint on her beak and some inside. Will they be ok? No lead in the paint I bought it about a year ago and am repurposing it to use on the coop. I just don't want my chickens to get sick I'm kinda nervous :(
     
  2. WiddleChix

    WiddleChix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?
     
  3. GC-Raptor

    GC-Raptor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends how much they ate. Keep them away, If they're alive tomorrow, a good chance they'll be OK. Chickens will eat anything once. I constantly find stuff the chickens dig up that thankfully they didn't eat. Wish them well. GC
     
  4. WiddleChix

    WiddleChix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They didn't eat that much I just hope they're ok. I think the only reason they were even pecking at it was because I was over there painting it. I've checked on them since and they weren't interested in it. When you said "if they're alive tommorow" makes me really nervous [​IMG] I just wanted another opinion, I know chickens will eat dry paint off of old buildings and whatnot and it doesn't harm them if they only eat a little bit I didn't know if wet paint was worse.
     
  5. GC-Raptor

    GC-Raptor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well if they didn't eat much as you said,they should be Ok. GC
     
  6. WiddleChix

    WiddleChix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for responding
     
  7. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Story told....Fresh paint and Chickens...
    Sorry...Keep them away from the paint. If a water based paint? They will be fine...Oil based they will get the poops a bit....No worries....
     
  8. WiddleChix

    WiddleChix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay I won't worry then. It's also warm out so they are drinking more water I figure that will dilute and flush out the toxins that are in paint. Thanks all.
     
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    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Yeah, silly chickens.........
     
  10. WiddleChix

    WiddleChix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Update:
    Everyone's healthy and alive today! Lesson learned no more painting in the run [​IMG]
     

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