Are they safe to eat?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TamingMaster, Feb 26, 2015.

  1. TamingMaster

    TamingMaster Overrun With Chickens

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    It's been a year since I've eaten my hen's eggs, due to my flock getting sick. After they were treated, I considered eating their eggs again, however I wasn't sure if they were safe to eat. In fact, I'm still not sure.
    Everything seems fine, my chickens seem healthy and their eggs look perfectly fine, inside and out.
    However, I would like to know, is there any way you can tell if an egg is alright to eat? Or, if illness can be transferred to people through the eggs?
     
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  2. BayBay Peepers

    BayBay Peepers Overrun With Chickens

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    What did they have and what were they treated with? I can't think of much that would have a lasting effect of a year.
     
  3. TamingMaster

    TamingMaster Overrun With Chickens

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    They were last treated for Infections Bronchitis. They were treated with a yellow powder. (I can't remember what it was called.)
     
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  4. BayBay Peepers

    BayBay Peepers Overrun With Chickens

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    Terramycin (Oxytetracycline) - safe; use @ 200 mg. To 1000 mg. (1 Gm.) per gallon water; withdrawal time - 5 days.

    Aureomycin (Chlortetracycline) - use exactly as Terramycin.

    NF 180 - not water soluble - must use in feed @ 100-200 Gm./ton.

    Neomycin - good against E. coli bacteria. May use in water or feed.

    Gallimycin (Erythromycin) - water or feed, good against Mycoplasma. Withdrawal - 1 day.

    Sulfaquinoxaline or Sulfamethazine - water or feed; less safe; somewhat toxic to bone marrow. Withdrawal - 10 days.


    When I looked up infectious bronchitis these came up. The longest withdraw I see so far is 10 days. I once used an antibiotic that had a 40 day withdrawal for eggs and 120 if we were to eat the chicken. (we never did :) ) I would think after a year you are safe to consume the eggs.
     
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    dan26552 True BYC Addict

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  6. TamingMaster

    TamingMaster Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks so much. :D I just didn't want to get sick from eating my hen's eggs. :p
     
  7. BayBay Peepers

    BayBay Peepers Overrun With Chickens

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    No problem. Better safe than sorry. Now go ahead and enjoy some of those eggs :)
     
  8. TamingMaster

    TamingMaster Overrun With Chickens

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    I will, most definitely! :lol:
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    I agree. Usually, medicines that prevent you from eating your chickens eggs are only for 1-2 weeks. It should be safe to eat them now. [​IMG]
     
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  10. RonP

    RonP Chillin' With My Peeps

    And you haven't had fresh eggs in a year??

    Or are you just talking about select individuals?
     

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