Hatching eggs from medicated hens

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MicheleC, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. MicheleC

    MicheleC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, I have a few sniffles and want to give some medicated feed. My question is, is it ok to incubate these eggs since we won't be eating them?
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    No, I've done a little research into incubating eggs after giving medicine and the results were not good. Handicapped and dead chicks. [​IMG]Rather toss the eggs.
     
  3. TNBEARCHICK

    TNBEARCHICK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we tried it last year with horrible results, several born with deformities and some died right after hatch, so I would think bad idea.
     
  4. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    Medicated feed isn't for that. It is to prevent Coccis
     
  5. SilkieSensation

    SilkieSensation Overrun With Chickens

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    Medicated feed won't work for sniffles. You need an antibiotic like Duramycin-10 or a penicillin based one.
     
  6. MicheleC

    MicheleC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks you guys!!! I have owned chickens for a couple years now withou having any problems. I bought a few hens from the local sale barn and now chickens sick left and right. I thought maybe the medicated feed would give them a boost as it states it is full of vitamins and minerals. I guess it's live and learn. Appreciate all the advice!!
     
  7. SilkieSensation

    SilkieSensation Overrun With Chickens

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    You can add a vitamin/mineral supplement to their water if you like. TSC or your local feed store should carry it in powder or liquid form. Just follow the directions on the package.
     

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