Eggs from dumped chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by columbiacritter, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Songster

    Jun 7, 2008
    Scappoose Oregon
    Not sure where to post this but I'll ask here. Last weekend someone either dumped or lost a nice Red star hen on our road. She was trying to get into the neighbors coops and they wanted nothing to do with her so we nabbed her and put her in isolation. The question is she's laying an egg every day but I'm flummoxed on what to do besides toss her eggs. I doubt she was being medicated or wormed, but I have no way of knowing. I'm not willing to eat her eggs for at least two weeks and I'm thinking feeding them to my birds is not an option even cooked.

    Feed them to the dogs, some back to her or just destroy them?

    Is two weeks long enough?
  2. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Songster

    Sep 9, 2009
    Olympia, WA
    I'd probably eat them [​IMG] but I think it would be a good alternative to feed them back to your dogs or the chooks. The chances are slim that she was being treated with anything, but even if she was it would be ok to feed the eggs back to her or the dogs. Good luck with your rescue girl, it's amazing that she's laying already after being lost/abandoned.
  3. PhlyinPheBee

    PhlyinPheBee Poodles, Chicken, Goats--OH MY!!

    Mar 11, 2009
    Northeast Louisiana
    Do you have her apart from your birds??? If so I would not feed the eggs to them but you can feed them to her and your dogs.
  4. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

    Jul 17, 2009
    You could feed them back to her. Then you aren't cross contaminating anyone, and she will be getting a boost.
  5. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Songster

    Jun 7, 2008
    Scappoose Oregon
    Quote:She's actually in my big brooder cage in the basement since the outside quarantine area that's a dog run and coop is full of newly aquired kentucky specks. Both are isolated from all of my home birds so long as the husband remembers to close the gates.

    I think I will be feeding her and the dogs scrambled eggs for a couple weeks.

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