My chickens ingested decon 4 days ago

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  1. brittany4228

    brittany4228 New Egg

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    Four days ago I found our chickens around an empty d-con tray. I am unsure of how much d-con was in the tray and if all 4 chickens ingested it. We have not been eating there eggs. Does anyone know how long it would stay in there system? How long until we could eat there eggs again? I am assuming several weeks.
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] I'm afraid I cannot answer your question, I don't know what decon is? But I'm sure someone will come along soon enough that can help you. Enjoy the site!
     
  3. brittany4228

    brittany4228 New Egg

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    D-con is mouse poison
     
  4. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

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    Firstly, keep a close eye on your birds. If you notice any signs of bleeding take them to a vet immediately, or they will likely die.
    Decon is a rodenticide that works by breaking down the clotting factors in blood, hence the rodent bleeds to death. In sufficient quantities it can kill larger animals (birds, dogs) or humans. I would not eat those eggs for a month.
    Needless to say, keep pesticides etc. away from your flock, they are curious by nature and will sample most anything, Sue
     
  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC!

    Boskelli is right, it can take 28 days for Brodificoum (the toxin in D-Con) to completely work it's way out of an animal. since you are not sure which or if any ate it, better to be safe - and don't feed the eggs back to the chickens, or to any other animals as well.
     
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  6. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! I hope that your hens are ok, and you can keep them away from poison :(
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome to BYC. Hope your girls are doing OK.
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
  9. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Oh crumbs...
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Are your chickens showing any sign of illness?
     

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