Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chickenfarmerTY, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. chickenfarmerTY

    chickenfarmerTY New Egg

    Sep 25, 2011
    I need adivce. My chickens just started laying this week. YAY! I have 4 beautiful girls and I am new at this, and so excited. The eggs are beautiful from the beginning and I am very proud. About two weeks ago, before I knew better, I sprayed some of the grass near where I let them out sometimes to eat grass, with a poison called triazicide to kill some bugs that were stinging me and causing huge welts on my ankles. Does anyone know how long I have to wait before I can eat these eggs? And you do not have to mention how stupid I am. I already got that. I just didn't think. Any help would be appreciated. I called the spectricide company and they told me three weeks...........three weeks that the stuff is poison to them. How long does it stay in their system? And what about their eggs?
  2. chicken grandma

    chicken grandma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 1, 2008
    west michigan
    Glad none of your hens are injured. Our vet said that sometimes the things we put on our grass burn dogs feet and he warned me that some fertilizers/weed killers could burn my hen's digestive tracts. So I am glad your hens are o.k. I would keep them off that grass for as long as I could.
  3. florida lee

    florida lee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2011
    I would think that 2 or 3 weeks should be about right. They probably didn't eat that much anyway. If they've been off the area for two weeks now, likely most if not all of the stuff has worked thru their system already. I would just give it a another week (3 total).

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