How long do I discard their eggs?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Evart Chickens, Feb 7, 2016.

  1. Evart Chickens

    Evart Chickens Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 12, 2015
    Good morning everyone,

    I am relatively new to raising chickens (3rd year) and have a small backyard flock of 37. In the recent weeks I have noticed about 6 - 8 of my girls sneezing and coughing. I have treated them (entire flock) with probiotics, electrolytes and even some VetRx mixed into oatmeal but they do not seem to be getting better. I have decided to go with a broad spectrum antibiotic (Oxytetracycline) for 5 days to see how this works and understand that I must discard their eggs during the time they are on the antibiotics. What I do not know is how long I will need to discard the eggs after finishing the treatment. Any and all comments would be appreciated greatly.

    Have a great day,
    Evart Chickens
  2. chickengr

    chickengr Overrun With Chickens

    Dec 29, 2014
    my vet said 14 days after 30 days treatment. I think after 5 days treatment 7 days would be plenty. if you sell eggs then 14 days, just to be sure. I eat eggs 7 days after treatment but never sell them.

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