May have eaten grass sprayed with weedkiller

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by momofchicks, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. momofchicks

    momofchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 23, 2008
    Oh NO, my husband sprayed the front yard with some weedkiller 4 days ago and my chickens may have eaten some of the grass. We let them out and they stayed in the back yard mostly but then I saw them near the front. Do I need to worry about their health or the eggs safety?
  2. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2009
    I would not eat the eggs fr 10 days just in case
    DONOT feed the boiled eggs back to them either
    More than likely they would have died if eating the affected grass
    surely seems that maybe he should have waited till the hens were in the shed
    but it is too late for that
    If no hens die in next few days I would say they didn't eat the insecticide

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