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Safe to eat eggs????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bocephus745, Oct 12, 2016.

  1. bocephus745

    bocephus745 New Egg

    Oct 12, 2016
    Back in July I put down preen (weed preventer) in my mulch. In Sept, I allowed my chickens to free range. Obviously they like to scratch and dust in the mulch. Do you think it's safe to eat the eggs? I'm guessing the preen is gone but I'm new to chickens and I dont know if something like this could transfer to the eggs and contaminate them. Thanks
  2. blairctchickens

    blairctchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2016
    North East Kansas
    You should be fine for good enough time has lapse since your treatment. Oh and ........

    [​IMG] from NE Kansas!!
  3. twilightgecko

    twilightgecko Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2016
    New York
    allowing the chickens access to hardwood charcoal helps with toxins in their bodies too.. they eat it if they need it..
  4. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

    Mar 15, 2010
    On the MN prairie.

    I would think that the Preen is out of there by now... Especially if you've had rains to help wash it off. In the future, I would suggest not putting chemicals where you plan on letting your chickens range. Just my personal preference.
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    I wonder what the chemical in Preen is?
    I'd find out and research it some.

    But over all, I agree with bobbi-j.

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