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Hi, I put in some potting compost to a dust bath and quickly noticed tiny green balls in the mix. One of the chickens may of eaten one or two before I had the chance to pull it out. I squeezed one of the balls and it has a liquid in it, so I think they must be fertilizer? What should I do? many thanks
 

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It shouldn't hurt the hen too badly I don't believe. Birds have to be able to live with it if you put it in your yard so I am assuming it won't harm the chicken. It may not even be fertilizer!
 

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Just an update, I rang the compost company to find out what is in the green balls and they said they should not have any ill effects as such a small quantitiy - phew! I will keep an eye on her still.
 

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Pollo said:
Just an update, I rang the compost company to find out what is in the green balls and they said they should not have any ill effects as such a small quantitiy - phew! I will keep an eye on her still.
Interesting.
 

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Thank you. She is doing fine. I put some top soil in the dust bath and will top it up with play sand too
 
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