2 laying hens ate some chick starter...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kaybats, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. kaybats

    kaybats Songster

    Jun 4, 2011
    I'm not sure just how much. I let the chicks out of the "transition" cage to mingle with the other girls for the first time today. I didn't think once, let alone twice, that there was still chick starter in the feed dish or that the layers would even bother to go into the cage. I went on with my routine and when I went to check on everybody, there they were pecking away at it!

    It's medicated so now I'm worried about their eggs! Is there enough medication in the food to affect the eggs? Safe to eat? Oh boy, do I feel stupid! [​IMG]

    If not, how long do I need to wait before they are OK?
  2. Wow, interesting question... My fav ate some chick starter not to long ago, well about 2 months ago, just as i was transitioning my chicks to growerfinisher... I still ate her eggs... Didn't think anything of it. Wonder if i should have now that you ask.[​IMG]
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Crowing Premium Member

    That small amount is no worry. Some folks don't believe amprolium is anything to worry about at any time. The older girls would never die or be sick by eating it.
  4. TrystInn

    TrystInn Songster

    Sep 16, 2009
    Southern Arizona
    This gets asked on a regular basis, you are just fine eating those eggs. Purina has been very specific on this issue, so if you're using another brand you may want to check with them.
  5. kaybats

    kaybats Songster

    Jun 4, 2011
    Thank you so much!

    I am SO grateful for this site!
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Even if you dosed them with amprolium to treat coccidia, there is no withdrawal...eggs are safe to eat.

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