My chicken ate some paint chips

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Dirtyhip, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. Dirtyhip

    Dirtyhip Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2011
    The Cascades
    I have now covered the area they were pecking, but I am wondering when I can start to eat the eggs again. I stopped eating them for fear of lead. Gosh, so upsetting. They just started to lay. It was peeling off the neighbor's fence. I have blocked off that area now.

    I'm thinking that I am just being paranoid. Would three weeks be decent enough of a wait to allow the chickens to purge?

    The chickens seem fine. No ill effects. They seem healthy as ever.
  2. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

    I think you should be alright. Most likely the chips will pass right thru the birds' system and come out intact.

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