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How long to eat eggs after deworming

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Mattschooks, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. Mattschooks

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    Hi.
    I was wondering how long should I wait after deworming my chickens before I can eat the eggs again?
    Thanks
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Most dewormers have a withdrawal period of 2 weeks. Please don't try to incubate the eggs laid during the 2 weeks after deworming them. The dewormer residue has a very bad effect on the developing embryos.
     
  3. Mattschooks

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    So I can't eat the eggs for 2 weeks?
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    That is something you will have to decide. Me, I eat them. I don't worry about the dewormer residue in the eggs and it hasn't had any adverse effect on me. But if you are allergic/sensitive to certain medicines/chemicals I'd suggest you don't. If you do not have any allergies and think it's safe for you to eat them, go for it.
     
  5. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

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    I have incubated many eggs collect right after worming and have never had any issues at all. (wazine/ivermectin) We usually wait a week before eating the eggs after worming, some people say 2 wks but I can never wait and the eggs always look & taste 100% normal.
     

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