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Last Edited: 11/9/2006

Raising Backyard Chickens in Rosamond/Mojave

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In 2002, EHIB conducted a study of backyard chicken eggs in the Rosamond and South of Mojave.  The study was done in response to concerns that local industry may have caused higher levels of contamination.  The study found that eggs in the Rosamond and South of Mojave areas had higher levels of dioxins than eggs from chickens raised in other areas of California.  EHIB issued an advisory, recommending that people no more than 3-4 eggs per week from Rosamond chickens.  We recommend that residents not eat or sell eggs from chickens raised in the South of Mojave area.

This fact sheet provides information for residents in the Rosamond and South of Mojave area regarding raising backyard chickens.



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