Orps flew the fence...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MistysMomma, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. MistysMomma

    MistysMomma New Egg

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    Several of my orps flew over the fence and ate some Amdro Lawn Granules 8 days ago. Not one was sick-they seem to be fine. Question - how long should I wait to eat the eggs? Been disposing of them for a week now.:/
     
  2. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

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    So.....I just checked the MSDS sheet for ya. This is a neonicotinoid - toxic to ducks, bees, flying insects. Known to interfere with neurological function in insects.
    There is much controversy over this class of insecticides for many reasons - thought to be a contributor to colony collapse disorder in honey bees. Not a huge amount of research has been done on humans, so long term effects are not known. Moratorium on it's use in much of Europe.
    So, to answer your question - I would not eat those eggs for 2 weeks. Although the dosage you would get would be small, neonicotinoids are a cumulative poison.
    Hope this was helpful, Sue
     
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Wait thirty days.


    And welcome to BYC!
     
  4. MistysMomma

    MistysMomma New Egg

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    Thanks, Sue! It was indeed helpful info.
     
  5. miquwid

    miquwid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome!
     
  6. MistysMomma

    MistysMomma New Egg

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    Thank you, too, "old chick"! Appreciate your input. Hubby suggested waiting the 2 weeks also after reading in one of our chickens books about how it takes 2 weeks for "onions" to pass thru the digestive track of chickens. We will probably wait a couple more weeks before keeping the eggs, just to be safe!! Thanks again!
     
  7. MistysMomma

    MistysMomma New Egg

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    Thanks for the "Welcome". Been reading posts on this website for months now, and decided to go ahead and join the site!
     

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