Duramycin : Why can't eggs be eaten for 21 days?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 10 point, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. 10 point

    10 point country boy

    Feb 19, 2011
    LaFayette, NY
    Please if anyone knows why. We know that you shouldnt eat them but not why. We did the search but could not find out. Thank you.
  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    That's the withdrawal period for the antibiotic. That is how long it takes to be removed from the chicken's system and be "safe" for human consumption.

    You can hatch them but not eat them. You *could* eat them, but be aware you could be consuming antibiotic.
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    There is antibiotic residue in the eggs. The next time you get an infection, an antibiotic may not work because bacteria have built up immunity due to previous small doses of the duramycin. I'm sure you've heard about situations like this in the media.
  4. 10 point

    10 point country boy

    Feb 19, 2011
    LaFayette, NY
    Thank you Greenfamilyfarm. We have some people in house allergic to PCN so we did not take the chance in eating the eggs.

    We have a family friend who eats them anyway so he has been taking them so not so many are wasted.

    I do not like to waste such nice eggs after the girls work so hard to lay them.
  5. carrlr

    carrlr Songster

    Mar 31, 2010
    Southern Illinois
    The use of antibiotics effects the immune systems in humans. The more ones intake, the more likely your own body's immune system will be surpressed. Ingesting unknown amounts of antibiotics through such methods as tainted eggs, could cause adverse effects on your health.
  6. 10 point

    10 point country boy

    Feb 19, 2011
    LaFayette, NY

    Yes we have heard this and we probably jumped to soon to put them on meds. Next time I will not be so quick to do this.

    They had been exposed to something from some hens we had in quarentine.

    We thought we would lose them all. We did come by the list of natural remedies and have started putting ACV in their water and probiotics.

    Thanks for the replies

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