New research points to dangerous “lead poisoning” among backyard chickens, but should we be concerned?

Chickens can be exposed to lead through soil, food and water. Image: Giallopudding, Piaaby.

New research published in August by researchers at Sydney’s Macquarie University has caused concern among home gardeners and chicken keepers about possible “lead poisoning” of chickens and their eggs. But chicken keepers should be alert and not alarmed.

A recent study has ruffled some feathers after revealing that backyard chickens and their eggs may be “poisoned” by lead. The study published in Environmental Pollution by researchers from Macquarie University has posed the...Read more

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