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Chickens and antibiotics

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SurferchickinSB, Sep 15, 2018.

  1. SurferchickinSB

    SurferchickinSB Songster

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    A few months ago, I had to bring my chicken into the vet for an eye infection and she had me treat her with antibiotics. My vet told me to make sure that I do not eat any eggs from her for two months, she was not laying yet because she was only a few months old, but my vet told me that she had to tell me that legally. What is the reason for such a long wait time? I thought commercial chickens got fed antibiotics on a routine basis and I cannot imagine in the commercial business that they would not use the eggs or meat for two months.
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Rolling Down The River Premium Member

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    It is a myth that our farm animals are fed antibiotics on a daily basis. It's illegal to sell meat or milk with antibiotics in them. Yes sick animals get treated. All withdrawal periods need to be followed or else a farmer ends up with big fines. Most medications aren't approved for chickens so most don't actually know the withdrawal periods on antibiotics.
     
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    Thank you so much for taking the time to reply I wondered about that after I took my chicken to the vet and she was put on antibiotics.
     
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