Adult chickens got into chick starter - can we still eat the eggs?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by taprock, May 18, 2011.

  1. taprock

    taprock Chillin' With My Peeps

    We have 5 three week old chicks who are still eating the medicated chick starter. I cleaned out their brooder box and threw out the shavings and spilled feed into the compost pile not thinking of the adult birds who free range. Now I see them all out scratching through it. First will it hurt them? Second can we eat the eggs? There isn't a lot but whatever was spilled over the last week.
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2011
  2. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    my birds get into the chick starter all the time and I've always eaten their eggs [​IMG]
     
  3. Player Hater

    Player Hater Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it just has different nutritional value, it won't hurt anything much
     
  4. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    No you cannot eat those eggs, they will be green and will be full of frogs! Those frogs, if they are let out of the eggs, will gradually take over the world, destroying civilization and life as we know it!!!!! Do not release the creatures!!!!!! [​IMG]

    [​IMG] My birds eat chick starter all the time, and I still eat the eggs. It should be safe, but beware the frogs!
     
  5. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    The type of medication does pass into the eggs (supposedly) people allergic to 'sulfa' drugs should not eat the eggs (theoretically).

    My grandmother was allergic to 'sulfa' (not sulfur) drugs, so I would not sell eggs for two weeks and not give her any if my chickens got into medicated feed.
     
  6. Player Hater

    Player Hater Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh whoops i didn't see the "medicated" part

    it's probably still ok
     
  7. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:lol u are a snot! LOLOL
     
  8. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    Quote:lol u are a snot! LOLOL

    [​IMG] snot, thats me. Oh yah.
     

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