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eating eggs with Tylan?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by hcammack, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    I have been getting allot of eggs every day with the amount of light changing!!! [​IMG] but I have been treating with the antibiotic Tylan I gave them one oral dose each about 5 days ago and am just now going to stop putting it in their water. I HAVE NOT been eating the eggs but I am wondering what your opinions are about it and when it will be safe to do so again? I read the label and it does not give withdrawl times for eggs just dairy, beef, and pigs.

    Thanks,
    Henry
     
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  2. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    I look at it like this. Do we really know what we are eating in the store? Think of the the things you food comes in contact with. I eat eggs that have been treated. I have no allergies to any meds.
     
  3. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Thats true I have really been considering eating them I hate wasting them and I am getting more then enough to sell now [​IMG] I am gettin 6+ a day [​IMG]
     
  4. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    You really should NOT be selling them! I asked Peter Brown about this, and he said the reason the label does not show withdrawal time is that no research has been done.

    For sales eggs, I ALWAYS withhold any from treated birds for a minimum of 3 weeks, if not 4. And, I have told ALL my customers that I'm doing so.

    Also...wondering why you did the treatment so long...I believe Tylan is a 3-5 day treatment? Are your birds cured?
     
  5. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wynette, I agree with you about selling them to others.
    Just my family eats the eggs that have been treated.
     
  6. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:ya my birds are fine I have been giving it in the water I HAVE SOLD NO EGGS!!! I haven't even eaten them [​IMG] just wondering what you all suggest so would you say 3 weeks would be fine? It been more like 5 days not a whole week sorry I will edit that.

    Thanks,
    Henry
     
  7. hcammack

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    Quote:Thanks probably won't even do that I guess just hate to waste them.

    Thanks,
    Henry
     
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  8. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Good to hear, Kat! Some of my customers are...well...yuppies, I guess you'd call them. One in particular has a child that's allergic to almost everyting; he's got issues with antibiotics, and has built resistance to many through all the illnesses he's had. Thus, they are very careful to not purchase meat or other products that could have residue from antibioitcs. Since there has been no research done on most antibiotics we use for chickens, you really need to err on the side of safety.

    It's HARD to throw them out...when I was going through it, it about killed me! But, the time went by quickly enough, and I was glad I did so.
     
  9. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    These are my eggs from the other day maybe I should make ornaments or something I am so angry my rooster hasn't started mating the girls yet I would hatch them then [​IMG] . sorry about the two dirty eggs [​IMG]

    This is why I can barely resist eating them I love all the different colors!
    [​IMG]

    Thanks for the advice guys [​IMG]
     
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  10. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have only had to treat once, I used penicillin(sp?) verse the other stuff that is out there.
    I know this is way off topic, but I know when you are nursing a baby they tell you all most all thing clear in about 24 hours. So I wonder if it almost the same for chickens and meds clearing there system.
     
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