Chickens on antibiotics- eggs need to be discarded, correct?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rodandmicha, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. rodandmicha

    rodandmicha Out Of The Brooder

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    My little flock will be on Duramycin-10 for the next week, I need to discard the eggs for this period, right? How long do I need to wait until the eggs can be consumed safely again?
    Thanks so much!
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:I believe it's 2 weeks but you can probably google it and get the right answer.
     
  3. gavinandallison

    gavinandallison Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you have to allow at least 14 days before you can use the eggs..............
     
  4. Year of the Rooster

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    I didn't find anything about not using the eggs for at least 14 days. Only that it says to not use for more than 14 consecutive days and to not slaughter until 4 days after. [​IMG]

    http://www.drugs.com/vet/duramycin-10.html
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:Well then it's up to use to eat or not, I would wait if I was using it just to make sure it was out of their systems.
     
  6. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I would certainly not take a chance on selling or giving them away for at least 14 days. If you aren't allergic to the drug then it's your choice whether to eat them.

    Actually, the link says, not for use in chickens producing eggs for human consumption.
     
  7. rodandmicha

    rodandmicha Out Of The Brooder

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    I saw that too on the package, about not for use in chickens who are used for egg production, I just assumed that meant that you can't consume the eggs for a certain period of time, hope I'm right! I guess, I'll wait several weeks before eating the eggs again, what a shame, I get about a dozen and a half/day :-(
     
  8. rodandmicha

    rodandmicha Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for all your replies though, I just love this forum, never thought there was so much to learn about chickens! What joy it is though!
     
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  10. Year of the Rooster

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    Quote:Thanks! [​IMG]
     

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