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 Out Of 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 True BYC Addict

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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 Overrun With Chickens

    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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