Round-up sprayed where chickens scratch

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by emjacobs2001, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. emjacobs2001

    emjacobs2001 New Egg

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    Yesterday my landlord sprayed Round Up where the chickens scratch.
    what do you think? How harmful is the stuff, he said it wasn't harmful.
    The best I did was to keep them in an extra day, give it 24 hrs. to break down.

    thanks
     
  2. countrygoddess

    countrygoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Monsanto has marketed Roundup as safe, but studies are showing harmful long-term effects of glyphosate when ingested. Around the world, birth defects, cancers, and digestive problems have been seen. In 1996, NY state sued Monsanto to prohibit them from claiming that their product was environmentally friendly and as "safe as table salt". Evidently, they did not claim any wrongdoing, but they have stopped making those claims (in NY, anyway). Here's a scientific study on the teratogenic effects produced by glyphosate. http://big.assets.huffingtonpost.com/carrasco_0.pdf

    Science notwithstanding, I find it outrageous that someone would spray a chemical herbicide in an area known to be frequented by someone else's livestock and then brush it off as no big deal. What a jerk.
     
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  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, emjacobs2001, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us. Sorry your landlord sprayed the roundup. Sounds like countrygoddess gave you some great advice. Good luck to you!
     
  4. chickenpooplady

    chickenpooplady Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. I agree with countrygoddess and wouldn't be eating any eggs from those hens for a long time.
     
  6. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    I unfortunately agree as well, sorry
     
  7. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!!!
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    Glad you joined us!
     
  8. countrygoddess

    countrygoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you can move them, I would. Half life of glyphosate in the soil is 60 days. If they have ingested any of the fresh Roundup, they may show signs of toxicity, including weakness, irritation in the mouth, difficulty breathing and possibly coma. And, yeah, I wouldn't be eating any of their eggs for a while if they've been in the area where he sprayed. =( Me? I'd wait a couple of months before eating any...
     

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