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Tylan50 and Egg Purging Question

post #1 of 6
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First dose given this morning, if they lay an egg today, does that egg count towards the purge, or do I start with tomorrows egg? Assuming they even lay today or haven't already!

 

TIA

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Not just for self sustainability, but to teach and involve our family in the making, caring and cultivating processes of all life. Veggies, Fruit, Meat & Eggs. To grow enough veggies and fruit to raise the flock on, along with creating a backyard flock capable of reproducing meat and eggs.

 

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Trying out the homesteading life!

Not just for self sustainability, but to teach and involve our family in the making, caring and cultivating processes of all life. Veggies, Fruit, Meat & Eggs. To grow enough veggies and fruit to raise the flock on, along with creating a backyard flock capable of reproducing meat and eggs.

 

Next adventure for 2017~ Canning and raising beef~

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post #2 of 6
For safety assume any eggs layed after dosing should be discarded. So day 1ends 24 hours after the dose, and so on.
Edited by 1muttsfan - 10/25/15 at 6:25pm

Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 

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Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 

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post #3 of 6

Vet recommended Tylan withdrawal is 8 weeks after last dose....its off label for poultry.

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 #4 of 6
Thread Starter 

Thank you, I only had 1 lay an egg with in 24 hours after 1st dose! I just left it in there. The 3 hens and 1 roo I decided to start with are in a separate enclosure during this process. I read about the withdrawl on here for about 10 days, I didn't read 8 weeks!! Wow, that seems like a long time for only 5 days of medicating. 

 

One last item, can I just feed them back the egg(s), and should I cook it for them if so? 

Trying out the homesteading life!

Not just for self sustainability, but to teach and involve our family in the making, caring and cultivating processes of all life. Veggies, Fruit, Meat & Eggs. To grow enough veggies and fruit to raise the flock on, along with creating a backyard flock capable of reproducing meat and eggs.

 

Next adventure for 2017~ Canning and raising beef~

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Trying out the homesteading life!

Not just for self sustainability, but to teach and involve our family in the making, caring and cultivating processes of all life. Veggies, Fruit, Meat & Eggs. To grow enough veggies and fruit to raise the flock on, along with creating a backyard flock capable of reproducing meat and eggs.

 

Next adventure for 2017~ Canning and raising beef~

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post #5 of 6
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Originally Posted by FaerieChicken View Post
 

Thank you, I only had 1 lay an egg with in 24 hours after 1st dose! I just left it in there. The 3 hens and 1 roo I decided to start with are in a separate enclosure during this process. I read about the withdrawl on here for about 10 days, I didn't read 8 weeks!! Wow, that seems like a long time for only 5 days of medicating. 

 

One last item, can I just feed them back the egg(s), and should I cook it for them if so? 

Well, it's up to you I guess, the 8 weeks withdrawal advice came from a vet.

Tylan has not been studied in depth on poultry as it's not approved for poultry.

Feeding back antibiotic laden eggs just prolongs their exposure and may actually increase the dosage....so I wouldn't.

But that's just my opinion.

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 #6 of 6
Thread Starter 

I see, that is great to know. Also, it does make sense not to feed back the egg. I will be diligent in ensuring that the eggs my family consume are safe to do so. I need to find a way to get them tested so I know how long it takes for the egg to be free of the antibiotic. I am sure that as with humans, chickens too may be the same when it comes to "everyone is unique in how we metabolize drugs in our system" therefore, chicken (A) may take longer to rid it's system of the antibiotic as to where chicken (B) that has received the same dose during the same time and duration perhaps has rid it's system of the antibiotic already and therefore (B)'s eggs are consumable again and we would still need to wait for (A)'s system to cleanse.

 

So really there isn't any for sure way to tell when or how long it REALLY takes for the system to rid of the antibiotic or any drug, unless you have a test done on each individual egg for each individual chicken. But just to be safe, the vet would assume, 8 weeks being the longest possible wait period and sure fire length of time for the little bird to be clean of it.

 

Thank you again, this is only important to me because, like many of us on here, raise these chickens for our family source of food. I try to be as inexpensive as possible and as free of antibiotics, but in this case unfortunately I felt the need to treat a few at a time to try and get this managed so my flock doesn't die off and I don't have to start all over again with new chicks and wait another year before we can start to be self sufficient again. I am really hoping that we are doing everything in our ability to save the ones we have at least long enough to hatch us and raise us some babies that will grow and become producers of both meat and eggs as well.

 

And if it is inevitable to start over, we will succumb. 

Trying out the homesteading life!

Not just for self sustainability, but to teach and involve our family in the making, caring and cultivating processes of all life. Veggies, Fruit, Meat & Eggs. To grow enough veggies and fruit to raise the flock on, along with creating a backyard flock capable of reproducing meat and eggs.

 

Next adventure for 2017~ Canning and raising beef~

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Trying out the homesteading life!

Not just for self sustainability, but to teach and involve our family in the making, caring and cultivating processes of all life. Veggies, Fruit, Meat & Eggs. To grow enough veggies and fruit to raise the flock on, along with creating a backyard flock capable of reproducing meat and eggs.

 

Next adventure for 2017~ Canning and raising beef~

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