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My Chickens Ate Fertilizer with weed Killer. What Do I Do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cityboychickens, Oct 19, 2015.

  1. cityboychickens

    cityboychickens Just Hatched

    Oct 19, 2015
    The lawn people came and sprayed down our lawn today and I didn't realize until I had already let them range for a bit. I am really nervous because this is my first batch of chickens and they are really close to start laying. I really don't want them to die.

  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    Hello there and welcome to BYC!

    Most chickens know not to eat poisonous things and generally only do so if they are starving. However one never knows with a chicken and sometimes they do eat things they shouldn't.

    If they didn't eat much of it and weren't on the lawn too long, it may not be a problem. If they are going to get sick, you would probably notice sick birds in the next day or two.

    Here is a thread on "flushes" you can use to remove toxins from their bodies. Use one of these for the recommended time and these should help flush poisons out.


    If you do have an avian vet around your area, you might call them as well and see what they think about this.

    Good luck and I hope they are ok!
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  3. cityboychickens

    cityboychickens Just Hatched

    Oct 19, 2015
    Thank you so much. I will be sure to check on them over the next few days and see if there is anything strange. Thanks Again.

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