Consuming eggs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mon ique, Oct 16, 2016.

  1. mon ique

    mon ique Just Hatched

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    Hi.

    is it safe to eat the eggs from a chicken that is exhibiting mild symptoms of MG without having given antibiotics?

    Thanks
     
  2. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Perfectly safe... that's specific for poultry and won't pass to people nor harm them...
     
  3. mon ique

    mon ique Just Hatched

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    Thank goodness for that. I've had the worst weekend finding one possibly two of my little guys with symptoms of MG. I got silkies and Pekin bantams to enjoy, never did I think this would happen!! [​IMG]
     
  4. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Unfortunately, they're much susceptible to respiratory issues and have their own expanse of diseases, health problems and physical defects just as humans do... just different types...

    I looked at your chick post... Kathy (casportpony) is correct, the chick will need the removal of the infection core to recover... does it look like it has a scab anywhere over the lump area?

    Also, where are you located at? Would help to know where you are to know what you can get to help it with... :)
     
  5. mon ique

    mon ique Just Hatched

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    It looks as though it has all crusted over but no official scab. It looks like it has deflated some what today but hasn't gone.
    My other chook (silkie) who has been brooding some eggs for the past week seemed fine and showing normal brooding behaviour (quiet, sittting flat, popping off for 10 odd minutes to eat and drink) but when she returned to her nest I noticed about a millimetre of dried red on the tips of both nostrils.

    I'm located in Australia, New South Wales. We are just entering spring and averaging 23 degree days.
     
  6. Ravynscroft

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    The land of Oz! :D

    Complicates things for me to be able to suggest since I'm not sure what you can get there though... if you can find something called Denegard (Tiamulin) without having to get a prescription, it's an antibiotic that helps with MG type issues without having withdrawal for consumption of eggs... it has no relation to human antibiotics so is safe...

    I don't know what else to suggest for your hen, sorry... but might try a warm, wet compress on the chicks lump area to remove the crusting and see if there's any type of hole to the infection inside... it would look yellowish or whitish... otherwise you would need to get a nice sharp and clean razor knife to make a small incision to get to it... if it's full on infection it may never heal properly without being removed...
     
  7. mon ique

    mon ique Just Hatched

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    Thankyou so much for your help!! If only Vegemite would heal all hehehehe
     
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