Antibiotics and egglaying question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bigdaddyabc, May 26, 2010.

  1. bigdaddyabc

    bigdaddyabc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, I get that some small trace of whatever antibiotic I may have to give my flock in the future could or will get into their eggs. Other than my own lack of desire to injest the medicine myself, is there some other reason humans shouldn't eat those eggs? Do the drugs cause the eggs to somehow become bacteria filled or poisionous? What is the deal?
     
  2. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
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    You know, that's a good question. It probably has to do with liability of the company (antibiotic) and people injesting it. You know, no people testing yada yada yada [​IMG]
     
  3. bigdaddyabc

    bigdaddyabc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My wife is a nurse. When we were at the feed store she was perplexed by the fact that almost EVERY drug offered was identical to the ones used in humans, except for the price! And, since I have taken tetracycline before (Duramycin) why not eat the eggs??
     
  4. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    If you're selling or giving away your eggs to other people, you need to be concerned about people that may be allergic to whatever antibiotic you used, if you haven't followed an adequate withdrawl period. That's always been my understanding. Some people can have dangerous reactions.
     
  5. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good question my chickens have been off tetra for 5 days, I have not kept any eggs since they were on this. How many days before I should be able to eat the eggs again?
     
  6. bigdaddyabc

    bigdaddyabc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:So there is no reason why my family who is not allergic to anything, should not eat the eggs. I just don't want to hurt any neighbors if they are allergic. Got it. I probably won't sell many at first, but later on I will. Happily, my little (40+ is little, isn't it??) flock is happy and healthy!
     
  7. sjh

    sjh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Look on the package. See the 800 #. Call it.
     

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