chickens on antibiotics, can I still incubate their eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickchef, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. chickchef

    chickchef Out Of The Brooder

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    my chickens are on antibiotics and vet said not to consume the eggs, can I put them in my incubator instead or am I asking for problems?
     
  2. PatmosRuby

    PatmosRuby Out Of The Brooder

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    Chickchef, I put mine in when they were on antibiotics and I had a pretty good hatch, and the chicks didn't have any problems.
     
  3. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

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    I'd call the vet and ask.
     
  4. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:ditto [​IMG] lost my beautiful polish roo to a raccoon half way through a treatment, so I gathered eggs like mad and 10 out of 12 eggs are due on wednesday I will keep you posted
     
  5. bturbo87

    bturbo87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i asked this same question a while back when one of our hens went broody, my concern was that when you give antibiotics, you give the whole treatment or risk the organisms creating an immunity, so one the chicks from the eggs hatch with immunities that would inhibit the antibiotics from working if they ever got sick. unfortunately i never got a response, but it didnt matter because she stopped being broody like three days later.
     
  6. dusterbd

    dusterbd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well chickchef I can say that the reason we bought our new incubator is because my mother-in-laws chickens had to go on antibiotics and insted of throwing the eggs away we had rather incubate them the first three we hatched are doing great and are now about three weeks old and the nine I just put on lockdown today I have candled and are doing great. Give them a chance to live is what I say incubate them.... [​IMG]
     
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  7. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    UPDATE:

    I gave a friend 12 eggs to hatch after we lost our roo to a raccoon..

    Our whole flock was being treated...with antibiotics..... out of 12 eggs 8 hatched
     
  8. clothdiaperingmom

    clothdiaperingmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pretty good results!!!
     
  9. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:10 went into lockdown and 2 just filed to pip
     
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  10. dusterbd

    dusterbd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    chickchef wanted to let you know the nine I put into lockdown who's parents had been on antibiotics everyone of them hatched healthy 100% hatch!!! Good luck with your eggs.
     

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