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How long should you discard the eggs after giving your hens antibiotics?

post #1 of 7
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Says to give the antibiotics for 7-14 days and eggs shouldn't be used for human consumption but doesn't say how long after?
post #2 of 7

:welcome

 

What antibiotic?

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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post #3 of 7
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I'll have to check when I get home. It's powdered and goes in their water.
post #4 of 7
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Oxytetracycline.
post #5 of 7

My formulary says that oxytet is not for laying hens;  eggs can be used for hatching only.  Mary

post #6 of 7

Not approved for OTC in poultry, vet prescription only and they should advise on withdrawal.

Can be risky for folks who may be allergic.

 

I read from a vet group: 

  • Oxytetracycline in water (800mg label dose) -14days for personal consumption, 8 weeks for sold eggs or known sensitivities.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #7 of 7

Drug use and withdrawal times need to be watched carefully, because standards are changing over time.  FARAD is a good site to check before using medications, and they update frequently, and have a phone contact.  Mary

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