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Can chickens eat their own eggs during deworming withdrawal period?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by katelk, Dec 2, 2014.

  1. katelk

    katelk Songster

    May 6, 2013
    White Bluff, TN
    When deworming the chickens there is a pretty significant withdrawal period for the eggs. I hate for them to go to waste and I was wondering if those eggs can be cooked and fed back to the chickens safely?
  2. Suzie

    Suzie Crowing 9 Years

    Jul 9, 2009
    No! The residue of the de-wormer is in the eggs...never feed chickens eggs after you have de-wormed...you can probably feed them to dogs or cats...BUT please check with your Vet before considering this!
  3. katelk

    katelk Songster

    May 6, 2013
    White Bluff, TN
    To the compost the eggs go! lol thanks!
  4. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Crowing

    I agree, don't feed them back to the chickens and don't feed them to your dogs/cats either. Reason being is that there is dewormer residue in the eggs as Suzie said, so by feeding them to any animal you are feeding low levels of dewormer residue. That is a good way to help parasites build resistence to these products.
  5. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Crowing

    Mar 6, 2008
    Northern California
    Why would you feed eggs to your chickens?

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