Hatching Eggs in withholding period

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by crazy chook, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. crazy chook

    crazy chook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi I am about to give my chickens some ivermectin which has a withholding period of up to 14 days for egg consumption.

    Is it possible to hatch those eggs or should I just throw them out?? [​IMG]
     
  2. crazy chook

    crazy chook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does any one know?
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I wouldn't take a chance... I'd chuck them. Or maybe your dog needs a wormer... feed it to the dog?
     
  4. bigdawg

    bigdawg AA Poultry

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    i have read on hear that you do not incubate until after the 14 days. someone on here did and had alot of deformed chicks.
     
  5. crazy chook

    crazy chook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you
     
  6. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Should be fine for most dogs, but if you have a herding breed with collie in the background don't give them the eggs. Many of the herding breeds are sensitive to Ivermectin and it can cause major harm or death. When I asked my vet about it (we have an Aussie) she wasn't sure if the small amount from the eggs of a treated hen would be a problem, but advised against taking the chance since sensitivity varies greatly from dog to dog. I give them to our lab mix, but the aussie does without when the hens need to be wormed.
     

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