I recently took my silkie to the vet for a foot infection. She was put on Amoxicillin, however, I had to make a choice about that as my vet told me that since there was no FDA research on how long the residue remained in the system and how it might effect the eggs, that if I gave her the antibiotic I could NEVER eat her eggs again. That she would become just a "pet". I actually had to sign a document stating I understood that decision. They have been the vet for our dogs/cats for years and are very reputable. It was the avian specialist at the clinic who treated our bird. After I left I got to thinking that I've heard when using other meds that are necessary to give birds that you don't eat their eggs during and for a period after they go off the meds, but not NEVER. As well, I was wondering about buying non-organic chicken, in general, in which birds have been given antibiotics as a matter of course to maintain their health until well....they end up in the grocery store meat section. We have 2 silkies so of course it's impossible to know which one is the medicated laying bird and which is not, so essentially will have to eliminate both of our egg layers if this stands true. Right now we're throwing both away since the one is still on meds. Anyone have anything to say about this?