Eggs during the withholding period

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LozzyR, May 19, 2019.

  1. LozzyR

    LozzyR In the Brooder

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    Dear all

    I am dosing my girls today with some strong worming solution and the advice is not to eat any eggs for at least seven days. Rather than tossing them (like I did when treating them for coccidiosis) I thought of cooking them up and feeding them back to my flock. Does anyone else do this? Or would this be effectively overdosing them? Does anyone have any thoughts?
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

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    The problem with that is they will have the anthelmintic in their system for much longer so that isn't egg withdrawal.
    That prolonged double dosing causes immunity to the drug in the target worms.
     
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  3. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

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    x2. Feeding them back just increases the dose of wormer that they are getting, and prolongs whatever withholding time you are trying to do. Best advice is to grit your teeth and pitch them, so sad.
    Mary
     
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  4. LozzyR

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    That’s a good point, thank you. Luckily it’s going into winter so their laying has dropped off.
     
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