Hens picked at medicated chick starter...eggs okay to eat?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by suzpyoung, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. suzpyoung

    suzpyoung Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm using Purina medicated chick start and grow. One of my hens got in with mom and babies and may have eaten some of the chick starter. Is it okay to eat her eggs?
     
  2. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    I'd double check the medicine in medicated chick starter, but if I recall its a sulfa type drug, might be really bad if you are allergic to sulfa (like my grandmother).

    Someone else might know more, but for two weeks keep your eggs or if you want more chickens and have room and a rooster hatch them- two weeks worth of eggs is the standard guess for how long the meds take to leave... if you are not allergic to whatever the antibiotic is you can eat them anyway...
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    The medicine commonly used in chick starter, amprolium, is a coccidistat. It inhibits the life cycle of coccidia (or cocci). Not usually a problem for anyone to eat the eggs unless they are highly allergic to sulphur type drugs.
     

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