My crazy girls were bored I guess and began to peck the paint off my old barn. I bought a lead based test kit from Lowes and sure enough, it showed positive for lead based paint. I have now covered the area with aluminum trim coil (so no more pecking). I called the ag agent in my area and he suggested I throw the eggs out for a month before I consume or sell any. My question is: 1.) Are my chickens in danger of dying b/c of the paint they consumed? 2.) How long should I throw the eggs out? 3.) Do I have to cull the flock? My ag agent said consuming some would be fine (for adults) not for children. I may eat a couple of my girls eggs a week. The rest I was going to sell....now I have to throw out. They just started producing eggs. I have 18 hens and 1 rooster. I'm now getting 8-10 eggs a day. Most of my flock is Aracuna but all were purchased this spring. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.