can worming your hens cause anything with fertile eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by vonkettle, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. vonkettle

    vonkettle Out Of The Brooder

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    I wanted to know if you can still hatch out eggs in an incubator? Will worming my hens hurt the eggs fertilization? I know you can not eat the eggs when you worm them. The way the worming I will be doing I can not eat the meat or eggs for 24 days. I read it on a thread on this site using goat wormer. So the question is can you still hatch out chicks from hens that are being wormed?
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    I wouldn't. I haven't tried it myself, but I found a little bit of info online (dead and handicapped chicks - did not give name of dewormer used) and a friend of mine tried it after I advised him not to and flat out refused to tell me what happened, which was telling... Rather toss or eat the eggs and wait out the withdrawal period. Better safe than sorry!
     

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