How long should you discard the eggs after giving your hens antibiotics?

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  1. br1jones

    br1jones New Egg

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    Says to give the antibiotics for 7-14 days and eggs shouldn't be used for human consumption but doesn't say how long after?
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    What antibiotic?
     
  3. br1jones

    br1jones New Egg

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    I'll have to check when I get home. It's powdered and goes in their water.
     
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    br1jones New Egg

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    Oxytetracycline.
     
  5. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    My formulary says that oxytet is not for laying hens; eggs can be used for hatching only. Mary
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Not approved for OTC in poultry, vet prescription only and they should advise on withdrawal.
    Can be risky for folks who may be allergic.

    I read from a vet group:
    • Oxytetracycline in water (800mg label dose) -14days for personal consumption, 8 weeks for sold eggs or known sensitivities.
     
  7. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    Drug use and withdrawal times need to be watched carefully, because standards are changing over time. FARAD is a good site to check before using medications, and they update frequently, and have a phone contact. Mary
     

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