Is it safe to eat eggs if chicken has fowl pox?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by critterlover, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. critterlover

    critterlover Out Of The Brooder

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    My girls which are 5 months old have not laid an egg yet, but I have one that has been squatting for about a week now. She may have fowl pox. When the big day arrives that I finally find an egg, is it safe to eat and egg from an infected chicken? If not, how long would I have to wait before we could eat the eggs from the girls?
     
  2. sumpenny

    sumpenny Out Of The Brooder

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    I was wondering the same thing. My hens just started laying maybe a week ago and I noticed that 2 of them have fowl pox.
     
  3. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    Fowl pox is not a disease that is transmitted in the egg, so I would eat them.
     
  4. critterlover

    critterlover Out Of The Brooder

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    So ironically I go out to put the chickens to bed for the night and close up the coop and I find the first egg tonight. [​IMG]
     

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