I need some chicken advice (new to this!)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mhellman16, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. mhellman16

    mhellman16 New Egg

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    Our Black Copper Marans have been having loose orange colored stools. My husband went to the feed store and they sold him some tetracycline powder. I read this morning NOT TO USE ON BIRDS LAYING EGGS FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION! I am so upset ..can we never eat their eggs again? We also have one young pullet that seems lethargic and keeps her eyes closed. We were worried that if she is sick she might make them all sick so that is why he asked them what to do at the feed store...now I am afraid that we have messed up the whole flock. They were on the medicated water for 1 day. Please help.
     
  2. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
    South GA
    You can eat the eggs that are produced after they finish the course of medication. Give it a couple days to work through their systems and then you are fine. It's not a permanent thing.
     
  3. mhellman16

    mhellman16 New Egg

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    Thank you so much!
     
  4. mhellman16

    mhellman16 New Egg

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    Do you think this is the right medicine for their symptoms?
     
  5. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
    South GA
    What are you treating for?
     
  6. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
    South GA
    LOL! we just posted the same time......what are all the symptoms? Age of birds, free range? penned? Feed?
     
  7. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
    South GA
    Tetracycline is for respiratory infections like mercks
     
  8. mhellman16

    mhellman16 New Egg

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    They have loose stools and one is lethargic with it's eyes closed and is shaking some..they don't seem to have any respiratory problem.
     
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  9. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have used Duramycin which is a tetracycline.My vet said not to use the eggs for 2 weeks after ending the medication.
     
  10. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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