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Chickens on Antibiotic - what to do with the eggs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by twin2ty, Aug 1, 2014.

  1. twin2ty

    twin2ty In the Brooder

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    My chickens are currently on antibiotics. I know we can't eat the eggs or feed them back to the chickens, but I really don't want to just throw them away. Anyone have ideas on what else we can do with them?
     

  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Anyone you feed them to can get a small amount of the antibiotic from the eggs, and feeding them to your animals can help cause antibiotic resistance, so throwing them away is best.
     
  3. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Crowing

    I agree. I always just discard eggs from hens treated with antibiotic's or dewormers. They are not used or fed to anything or anyone. It may initially seem like a waste but when you consider that by feeding them to anything you are potentially increasing the possibility of either bacterial or parasite resistance it becomes a small price to pay.
     

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