Eggs and antibiotics (My first post)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by wrong chicken, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. wrong chicken

    wrong chicken New Egg

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    Hi,

    Well, two of the hens suddenly started struggling to breathe so we took it to the vets and they gave us some antibiotics. Within the hour they were getting better, however today we contacted the vet and they told us that we could no longer eat ANY eggs from the hen (for life!)
    This was a bit annoying as they are both very good layers and fairly young birds. The vets did not even bother to tell us the effects of giving them the antibiotics and it's probably a good thing I did not eat the egg of one of them.
    I was just wondering if there is anything possible that enables us to eat the eggs from these two hens? We have many hens and it would be impossible to tell if any egg was theirs so they now have to be separated from the rest of the flock, this will be very awkward and they will be lonely [​IMG]
    It seems unfair the vet did not tell us the consequences but it may have kept the hens alive.
    All answers will be much appreachiated.[​IMG]

    Can we ever eat their eggs again?
     
  2. RoostersCrow HensDeliver!

    RoostersCrow HensDeliver! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could get some blue kote or food coloring and apply to their vents every day. When the egg from the marked hens comes out, it will be streaked with color.

    edited to add:
    You shouldn't eat the eggs from the antibiotic treated hens for 14 days.
     
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  3. RoostersCrow HensDeliver!

    RoostersCrow HensDeliver! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh and [​IMG]

    We're glad you joined the greatest chicken forum EVER [​IMG]
     
  4. wrong chicken

    wrong chicken New Egg

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    thanks

    the antibiotic they have is baytril

    thanks so much for the advice it will be simple but effective

    they will look funny with a blue behind!
     
  5. ten chicks

    ten chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a link dawg53 posted regarding Baytril and eggs. Read post #3.

    www.backyardchickens.com/t/854255/baytril-and-eggs
     
  6. wrong chicken

    wrong chicken New Egg

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    thanks for the support everyone

    now to see if i can help anybody
     

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