Can you eat the eggs, if the hen has

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by momofchicks, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. momofchicks

    momofchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If my hen has fowl pox, can we eat the eggs? I'm not sure if she has it, but it's questionable and we are getting eggs. Are they safe to eat?
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Wow, I hope someone answers you soon...
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Perhaps you should see if she has pox or not. From my limited knoweldge, pox won't change the eggs one bit, but if you medicate with anything, then don't eat the eggs.
     
  4. Ugly Cowboy

    Ugly Cowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2008
    Corn, OK
    Quote:I stick with what Silkiechicken said!
     
  5. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    What causes you to think she has fowl pox?
     
  6. Alpha Roo

    Alpha Roo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is this how people get chicken pox?

    okay okay, Everything I can find on the subject suggests that the desease is not transferred through the egg. However, if treating the infected bird with any medication, you should not consume her eggs until at least 2 weeks after treatment ends.
     
  7. TheOLDNewChick

    TheOLDNewChick I'm an original

    Jun 12, 2007
    Tioga, Louisiana
    So as long as they're not medicated, they're all good?
     

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