may have eaten grass with weedkiller, are eggs safe

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by momofchicks, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. momofchicks

    momofchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My husband sprayed our front yard 4 days ago and chickens ventured out toward front, if they ate grass should I throw those eggs away for a few days?
     
  2. jjrabbit2

    jjrabbit2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont know the answer, but , am curious about that my self I would think it would kill the chicken! Hmmm just curious
     
  3. mom2chicksandpups

    mom2chicksandpups Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
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    I would toss them just to be safe. I had to give my new chicks some antibiotics yesterday and it said on the label not to eat the eggs from adult chickens for several days after they took it. So I would definitely think you shouldn't eat them after weed killer. Better to be safe where your family is concerned.
     
  4. momofchicks

    momofchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks but how many days do you think I need to throw the eggs out for? This was a spray weed killer and it rained several days on it before the chickens went over there so it could have been really diluted or even washed off. I am not taking chances on the eggs, but how long would you throw them out?
     

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