Eating eggs from pullets on unmedicated feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Wyatt0224, Jul 21, 2016.

  1. Wyatt0224

    Wyatt0224 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello everyone! I posted this somewhere else but no one responded so I'm hoping someone can help here please. I have a couple of 20 week old silkies and they are showing all the signs of egg laying. I just put in the nest boxes earlier this day and they were very curious about them. I have been feeding them unmedicated feed for the past 2 weeks or so and today I just started mixing in laying feed. Is it ok if I can eat the eggs right away?
     
  2. TalkALittle

    TalkALittle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What was their feed medicated with? If it was just amprollium to prevent coccidiosis then the eggs are fine to eat.
     
  3. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree. When it comes to medicine, you really need to know what the medicine is before you can answer that type of question. The label on the bag should tell you what the medicine was. If it was Amprolium and only Amprolium, and it probably was, the eggs are perfectly safe. But I don’t like risking my families health on a “probably”.
     
  4. Wyatt0224

    Wyatt0224 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes it was amprolium. And thank you both it is great to hear that.
     

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