Antibiotic

Discussion in 'Nutrition - Sponsored by Purina Poultry' started by Snider1967, Mar 5, 2015.

  1. Snider1967

    Snider1967 New Egg

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    Once an antibiotic is given to the chicken, is it ok to feed the eggs back to the chickens? The antibiotic in question is tetracycline hydrochloride.
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    You are re-cycling a small dose. If you're OK with that, it is fine.
     
  3. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    You are promoting the development of bacteria resistant to that drug by feeding tiny doses to your birds. A very bad idea. Mary
     
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  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    What antibiotic are you referring to?
     
  5. DrMikelleRoeder

    DrMikelleRoeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Regardless of the presence of antibiotics, we never recommend feeding eggs to chickens as we do not want to encourage development of egg-eating behavior. It can be quite disturbing to come out to the coop to collect fresh eggs for breakfast, only to find that your hens have learned to break and eat eggs themselves.

    As for the tetracycline, I would not feed the eggs back to chickens that are laying eggs for you or anyone else to consume. That will only prolong the withdrawal time.
     

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