Can you eat the eggs immediately if you used Piperazine?????

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickzrule, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. chickzrule

    chickzrule Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it safe to eat the eggs if you have used Piperazine? I just used the one day dose in water yesterday and have read on here that you should wait 2 wks to eat the eggs. Is this true? thxs Lisa
     
  2. trilyn

    trilyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2009
    East Syracuse
    Yep, need to wait the two weeks. Better to be safe than sorry! [​IMG]
     
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  3. chickzrule

    chickzrule Out Of The Brooder

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    I agree that it is better to be safe than sorry!! Also, do i need to treat them again with another dose of Piperazine in 2wks or can i wait till fall?
     
  4. BlackBart

    BlackBart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    It seems everybody you ask this question you get a different answer.[​IMG]
    I've been told to wait and told it doesn't matter.
    So I asked the guy who owns the local feed/agricultural store. He has several degrees in pesticides, feed management etc.. He said it was safe and that piperazine was the medicine used to de-worm people. I still don't believe him [​IMG]
    There is no warning on the Piperazine package.

    Then I found out the person who was selling me eggs for years, (before I had chickens again,) was worming her birds with Piperazine and not waiting 2 weeks. Nobody who bought eggs from her got sick.

    So I decided that before I de-worm my chickens again I am going to contact the company who packages the Piperazine and ask them. One would think they should know for sure. We will see.
     
  5. chickzrule

    chickzrule Out Of The Brooder

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    I think contacting the company is a great idea!! I am going to give it a week at least none the less. I am new to chickens and i sell my eggs so i want to do what's best for everyone! What brand do you use BlackBart? Mine is DVL Piperazine 53%.
     
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  6. BlackBart

    BlackBart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    Thats the brand I use. If you find out before me would you let me know?
     
  7. rcentner

    rcentner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't bring myself to throw away 2 weeks worth of eggs, I eat them and I am fine. I wouldn't if I was pregnant just incase, but I doubt the medication is transferred to the egg. A lot of manufacterers will tell you not to eat them for legal defense purposes, again, just incase.
    I use the durvet piperazine-17
     
  8. chickzrule

    chickzrule Out Of The Brooder

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    So i called DVL and the lady that i spoke with wasn't really that much help. She said that they have NOT really done any testing on the topic of eating the eggs right away or not. She said because it is a de wormer that the product is designed to expel everything and it takes about 72hrs for it to be out of their systems. NOT MUCH HELP!!! I will give it a week just to be safe. Hope this helps. Lisa
     
  9. BlackBart

    BlackBart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    [​IMG] Not much help at all, are they?

    I eat my eggs after using that product. But somebody told me to wait and de-worm when they are molting. Egg production goes down then so less eggs to dispose of.
    Are you going to feed the eggs back to the chickens?
     
  10. chickzrule

    chickzrule Out Of The Brooder

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    No, i am not going to feed them the eggs. I was told they can acquire a taste for them and can start eating them on their own ! Is it necessary to use a broad spectrum de- wormer after the use of Piperazine? Or is Piperazine good enough even though it only gets rid of round worms? If i need to use something else, when should i use it?
    thxs Lisa
     

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