Can I eat eggs from hens that have eaten medicated chick feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Zaxby's2, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2011
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    Okay, so I've been giving my hens starter/grower feed along with oyster grit, and it's worked great. Yesterday we accidentely got the wrong bag of feed, and it's medicated starter/grower. It says the active drug ingredient is bacitracin methylene disalicylate. I have no idea what that means. Can we eat the eggs from our hens if they eat this?
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I bought some hens and feed bags came with them. I have been mixing in the chick starter in small (very small) quantities to get rid of it but not risking our health.

    Just what I am doing. I mix my own feed and don't like the commercial stuff usually unless it is organic!
     
  3. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2009
    Purina says that you will be fine, that amprolium stays in the gut and does not get into the eggs. Do you trust them?
     
  4. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2011
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    I guess so. [​IMG] Is that what the medication in my bag of feed is?
     
  5. Ksane

    Ksane Overrun With Chickens

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    It's safe enough for tiny baby chickens, it better be safe enough for you to eat the eggs.
     
  6. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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  7. Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay

    Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Zaxby's2 :

    Okay, so I've been giving my hens starter/grower feed along with oyster grit, and it's worked great. Yesterday we accidentely got the wrong bag of feed, and it's medicated starter/grower. It says the active drug ingredient is bacitracin methylene disalicylate. I have no idea what that means. Can we eat the eggs from our hens if they eat this?

    I checked that Feed Additive Compendium, there is no withdrawal period for Bacitracin Methylene Disalicylate (BMD) in laying hens fed between 4 and 25 grams per ton. Higher levels are approved for use in broilers and replacement pullets.

    Jim​
     
  8. BoltonChicken

    BoltonChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No problem. Go ahead and eat 'em!
     
  9. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2011
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    Yay! Thanks, this is great news. [​IMG]
     

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