How long after being on antibiotics can I incubate eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by FrenchToast, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. FrenchToast

    FrenchToast "Draft Apple Ridge" a Bit from Heaven

    Jan 10, 2010
    UP North WI
    I've got a few hens and that were on antibiotics as a precautionary treatment as they were new birds. Monday will be their last day on the antibiotics.

    Anyway they are laying now but I don't want to collect the eggs for hatching since they have been on the antibiotics.

    When will it be safe to start collecting and incubating their eggs?

    Or does anyone know if you can incubate eggs that came from hens and Roos that were on antibiotic? Is there a chance of decreased fertility, defects etc? Just curious, I don't mind waiting, just thought I would ask if the antibiotics affect the embryo as long as I was posting the original question.


  2. rebel yell

    rebel yell Songster

    Jun 27, 2010
    I have had some silkies on Tylan 50 & hatched there eggs, with no problem, & also hatched nearly everyone of them, no problem.
  3. bigdawg

    bigdawg AA Poultry

    Jun 28, 2009
    middle tenn
    i was told two weeks after worming. antibiotics leave there system after a day or two. so hatch away

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