1st egg ?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by me-anderson, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. me-anderson

    me-anderson In the Brooder

    Jul 28, 2008
    Scituate Ma
    ok we got out 1st egg today YEAH!!!

    We have had them on start and grow medicated until we ran out yesterday and we started them on layena last evening, this does not have anything to do with getting out first egg today does it?
    They were all hatched my 10 y.o. class on 5/19
    Also how soon after stopping the medicated is it ok to eat the eggs?
    could my dog eat it today?

  2. Omran

    Omran Songster

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    good Luck.
  3. ashyannehand

    ashyannehand Songster

    Jun 25, 2008
    Wade, Mississippi
    Congrads on your egg! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    As far as if you can eat the egg??
    Got me!

    I hope that someone who knows more about it will chime in.

    Good luck and many eggs in your future! [​IMG]
  4. redoak

    redoak Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
    Not sure how long the medication lasts in the chickens, but Congrats on your first egg [​IMG]
  5. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    Congrats on the egg

  6. dancingbear

    dancingbear Songster

    Aug 2, 2008
    South Central KY
    I never feed medicated feed, I think it's completely unnecessary to give antibiotics to healthy animals. And I feel it causes other problems, antibiotic resistant organisms, etc.

    But most antibiotics have about a 10 day withdrawal period. You can check by finding out which antibiotic was in your feed (it's usually terramycin) and look up info on that specific drug. You may also be able to look it up on the website of the feed manufacturer.
  7. Frogdogtimestwo

    Frogdogtimestwo Songster

    May 21, 2008
    I had the same issue, are you using purina start and grow medicated (sunfresh)? If so I contacted them and they stated to use the rest of the feed, it will not affect the egg quality, the medicine stays in the gut and is not transferred. The rep stated to not waste and finish the bags no problem. I added oyster shell to the pen for the new layers as a precaution. My eggs going on 2 weeks now are very hard shelled.
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Quote:The medication is chick starter is not an antibiotic. It treats for coccidia (sp?), which is a parasite. Just FYI.
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2008

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