can you incubate eggs from hens on antibiotics?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chickie'sMoma, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. Chickie'sMoma

    Chickie'sMoma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2009
    Rochester, NH
    i know i've heard people mention that if you have hens on antibiotics that for the duration they are on them you can't eat the eggs. but you can cook and feed them back to the hens.

    i was wondering if you can take and incubate any of those eggs instead or if the antibiotics kill off the possibly developing embryo?
     
  2. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    yes.. if they are fertile.
     
  3. Chickie'sMoma

    Chickie'sMoma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2009
    Rochester, NH
    oooh yeaaah! my bantams sure are! [​IMG]
     
  4. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Chickie'sMoma :

    i know i've heard people mention that if you have hens on antibiotics that for the duration they are on them you can't eat the eggs. but you can cook and feed them back to the hens.
    i was wondering if you can take and incubate any of those eggs instead or if the antibiotics kill off the possibly developing embryo?

    I don't agree with that- when dosing hens, I toss the eggs out, because feeding them back to the hens will possibly overdose them on the antibiotics.

    I haven't tried it, and wouldn't because I worry about genetic alterations, but if you do, please keep us updated. Interesting question!​
     

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