Eggs safe for chicken consumption when using antibiotic?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by StephensonC, Nov 14, 2014.

  1. StephensonC

    StephensonC Songster

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    Can chickens eat their own eggs 3 days after stopping treatment with oxytetracyline, or will it prolong the withdrawal period for human consumption?
     
  2. Toddrick

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    I don't know the answer, but I feed mine the eggs anyways because I assume the dose would be so low that it doesn't matter.
     
  3. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging 6 Years

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    Feeding those eggs back to your chickens promotes the development of drug resistant bacteria, because it cycles a very low dose of drug back into the birds. Not a good idea! Why do it, when the value of those few eggs is really minimal in the whole scheme of things...
     
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