Hi all -- new poster here. I've been the proud owner of 2 RIRs since November and will add 8 more chicks to the flock tomorrow. I found out that my neighbor's former garage, which was taken down recently, had lead paint on it. The garage was 18 inches from property line, without a fence, where I now have the coop and chickens. Because I have kids that could have been exposed to high lead levels, I had the soil tested. The highest soil sample came back at 168ppm which was below the EPA guideline of 400 ppm -- the level that the EPA says the soil needs to be cleaned up. The EPA guidelines have been revised downward over the years so what is considered a safe level today might not be next year. However, I haven't found any info on the web about lead levels in chickens or eggs. Can anyone point me to any studies that have been done on lead levels in eggs or food? Or if you have come across a place where I can get the eggs tested to make sure the chickens aren't ingesting dangerous levels. I only have a 1/3 acre so I don't have a lot of options about where I could move the coop so that I comply with local ordinances. I will build a chicken tractor to let the chickens graze outside of the run, but I don't have one yet. Thanks for your input.