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    Eggs scandal: 700,000 sent to UK but risk is 'unlikely' - BBC News

    Interesting read!! The eggs have been withdrawn from sale because of the use of Fipronil. This insecticide is used in Frontline amongst others. The Use of Fipronil (Frontline Top Spot) in Dogs and Cats

    There are several threads about whether or not to use Frontline on chooks so I thought it was worth posting this.
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    I wouldn't use Frontline on anything! We are positive it was that which caused the epilepsy in wee Alfie dog. If you research it online there was talk of a class action being taken in the US against the manufacturers.

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    I'm just saddened by the realisation upon reading the report that the eggs are imported from the Netherlands I dread to think what conditions their poor hens are kept in if the barbaric way they rear pigs is owt to go by!

    It just makes me even more determined to get my coop & run built in the next few months so I can have my own chooks and at least know THEY have a good life and any eggs produced will be safe to eat
    Looking forward to growing crops in 2018

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    Eggs containing fipronil found in 15 EU countries and Hong Kong - BBC News

    Everyone should have chooks - go for it Gillykat
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    What a waiste,go go Gillykat,am very glad i made the choice a few months ago,not only your own fresh eggs,but company and entertainment rolled into 1,1 of my neighbours said it is a comforting sound hearing them having a natter to each other,why did i NOT do it years ago,
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    Talking of comforting sounds..........one of my neighbours is a psychiatrist (no need to comment!) and he loved to listen to the chooks - said it was very relaxing.
    We hung a voice activated tape recorder/?dictation machine in the chicken coop overnight and recorded their clucks!! Then gave the tape to the Prof and he used to play it in his car!
    Dread to think what his patients would have made of it
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    Sounds like "One flew over the Cuckoos nest" to me lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lottie dolly View Post
    What a waiste,go go Gillykat,am very glad i made the choice a few months ago,not only your own fresh eggs,but company and entertainment rolled into 1,1 of my neighbours said it is a comforting sound hearing them having a natter to each other,why did i NOT do it years ago,
    I find them scary and even the thought of them pecking round my feet makes me shudder, especially if I've got any bare flesh showing. Have thought about getting chicks (which aren't scary) and then I'd already be attached to them before they got the pecky walk and evil eyes but quite a risk and anyway wouldn't be able to get to the plot daily so wouldn't be practical.
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    Some of us live in the past, always talking about back then. Some of us live in the future, always planning what we are going to do. And, then there are those, who neither look behind or ahead, but just enjoy the moment of right now.

    Which one are you and is it how you want to be?

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