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Eggs & antibios

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by korlia, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. korlia

    korlia Chirping

    Sep 11, 2013
    South Africa
    Hope you can help me with my seeming endless questions...

    I have been told that if your hens are on antibiotics their eggs are not fit for human consumption. Would it be safe to boil the eggs for the hens instead and feed it to them as a supplement or is it a total no no? It feels like such a waste to throw the eggs away because they are on antibiotics. Thought this would be a way to put them to use?

  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    The trouble would be if they are finished with the antibiotic course and you are still "tossing eggs" and give them to them then. This could lead to antibiotic resistant bacteria in my opinion, as they would be receiving only a very low dose of antibiotic possibly.

    Personally I don't see a problem with feeding them the eggs if they are still receiving the antibiotic dosing.

    Just my opinion!
  3. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Crowing

    Mar 31, 2008
    Grifton NC
    I'd be amazed if there were detectable amounts of antibiotics in the eggs.
    If they WORKED, there's nothing left that could "build up resistance"
    I'd feed them to something, be it birds or dogs or other animals

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