Can I feed my chickens their own eggs while on antibiotics?

akmarad

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May 11, 2019
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Greetings everyone!

When our chickens undergo an antibiotics treatment (say Amoxicillin), we cannot eat their eggs for the duration of their treatment, followed by a 7-day egg withdrawal period. We just end up throwing their eggs away for about 2-3 weeks, which feels so wasteful.

1. Can we feed the chickens who are on antibiotics their own eggs during their treatment period (while they are taking antibiotics)?

2. What can we do with their eggs during the withdrawal period? Can we dump the egg contents, rinse the shells and put the shells in the compost bin, or can the antiobiotics transfer to their shells and survive the heat from compost?

Thanks for your help!
 

AltonaAcres

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Jan 13, 2019
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You can, it's just that the eggs will have antibiotics in them, so as long as you are feeding them their eggs, they will still be in the withdrawl time.
 

ChickNanny13

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Good question ... I was understanding that withdrawal period eggs were safe to feed back to the chickens/dogs but once the 14day period (after the stop of treatment) the eggs were ok for humans consumption?
 

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