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My family would really love chickens. I remember at home we had them as kids. When talking with others, I have been told to get soil tested as there could be a build up of heavy metals/ chemicals. This thought surprised me and for now I have put the idea on hold. Toxins seem to be everywhere in the modern world.


Posted anonymously, 1st November 2015


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  • Not only that, but chickens make a lot of mess. They poo a lot, they scratch up the ground for bugs and dust baths a lot and they tend to eat plants in your garden. The best eggs EVER mind you!


    • That may be so, but chicken manure is great for the garden and the removal of bugs is also fantastic!

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  • Good luck with your chickens when you get them. Good luck with getting the soil tested too!


    • Thanks! We are looking forward to the fresh eggs.



      • Fresh eggs are the best! We get them regularly from friends.

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  • I would love chickens to. But unfortunately we have foxes in the area. I didn’t know that about getting soil tested

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