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feeding newly laying hens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by certifiedchef, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. certifiedchef

    certifiedchef Songster

    Jun 27, 2010
    We have hens that are 20 weeks old, we've been feeding the grower chick feed. This friday I found 4 eggs from our Americana ( and one today) I switched them to layer crumbles yesterday. how long should we not eat her eggs - 2 weeks? or are they safe - even though feed was medicated?
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  2. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

    Dec 2, 2009
    The eggs will be fine to eat
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    You've been feeding medicated chick starter that long?

    I feed starter (medicated) for 8 weeks. Then grower/finisher until they lay, and then I just put out crushed oyster shell free choice. (Got too many youngsters to try to feed different feeds to different groups; the starter is fed when they're in the brooder and/or when they are in segregated grow out coops and pens.) I didn't know there was GROWER feed that was medicated.

    However, the medication is not something you have to worry about in the eggs, you can eat them. No waiting.

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