Originally Posted by backyardahens
How long before you can eat the eggs with this type of medication, it seems pretty toxic? It's such a bummer to throw out all those eggs. I have read some awful stuff about this medication but I was at a loss as to what to do. All my chickens had tapeworm and I wormed with Wazine the first time not knowing what komd of worm and it did nothing. So over a month without eggs and then when I realized they had tapeworms.. I couldn't find anything but this product.It will be another month without eggs but now I'm worried about how harmful the product is and human consumption even after the month of tossing them out. I can't find any other info on it besides this post!
After the second worming you only have to wait 2 weeks to eat eggs. So it's really 24 days total from start to finish that you throw out the eggs. I was nervous too about using the medicine, but had no problems at all! I noticed no difference in behavior, no difference in eating or drinking... they were just fine acting as usual. With the weeks after though, I noticed they were fluffier looking & more shiny. Some of my smaller hens felt less thin & combs looked redder and healthier. I was very pleased with this wormer.
With this and other wormers the reason to throw out eggs is that there is a small possibility that small traces of the meds could get into the eggs. It's totally not a huge risk in my opinion. I waited the 2 weeks and cringed at throwing out all those precious eggs too. But at the end of the two weeks the eggs were just beautiful!! Larger, cleaner, more abundant, and yokes are bright orange. I never saw any worms before I wormed the chickens, but was just following the rule to worm them every 6 months... so I really think it's important to do so. They must have had some kind of worm overload or I wouldn't have seen such improvement in health & eggs.
Try not to worry, they should do fine & eggs will be fine too. I did read that with tapeworms sometimes a third worming is needed (at another 10 day period) in some cases, so you may want to consider that also. I think if it was me, I would do the third worming just because you don't want to go through the whole thing again.
Edited by Old 76 Farm - 3/9/16 at 6:20am