Chicken - Betadine - Neoporin - Safe to eat her eggs?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ThreeBoysChicks, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Thurmont, MD
    I had a hen that had a cut on the back of her head, I believe from an over zealous 19 week rooster. It was looking a little odd, so I have her in a dog crate and have been putting betadine ointment on it for last 3 days. Now switching to Neosporin (spelling).

    She has laid an egg a day since I put her in the crate. Have been discarding her eggs. Is it safe to eat her eggs?
     
  2. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    I don't think there is any, or much, risk in topicals effecting the eggs.

    the risk is moreso when using systemic meds.
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2008
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Should be fine. The amount of any drug asorbed through the skin and wounds would be minimal. Things ingested or injected though, then you think about it.
     
  4. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Thurmont, MD
    Thanks!
     
  5. mypicklebird

    mypicklebird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
    Sonoma Co, CA
    Neosporin is the human topical- it is labeled to put on people. I personally would not worry about putting a safe topical on a chicken, and eating the eggs, when the topical itself is labeled for adults, kids. It does stay topical, having almost no ability to cross systemically. I suppose it is 'off label' though...
     

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