IS IT SAFE TO EAT THE EGGS OF A CHICKEN WITH WORMS?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by eeiko321, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. eeiko321

    eeiko321 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HI GUYS

    one of my hens may have worms

    is it safe to eat the eggs?

    since this stuff is highly contageous to humanS?
     
  2. cherrychicken

    cherrychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I personally would not eat the eggs. You probably wouldn't die but, why take the chance?
    Are you giving the chicken antibiotics?

    Best of luck

    -jenny
     
  3. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Quote:I just have to ask, why would you give a chicken with worms antibiotics??????????????


    OP - You should be fine eating the eggs. You need to get them wormed though as it will affect the overall health of your birds and can spread to the others.
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Yeah? Antibiotics are useless for anything that is not a bacteria.

    If the bird has worms, you can eat the eggs, but if you are treating the bird with drugs to kill the worms, then you don't want to eat the eggs, largely in case you are allergic to the wormer.
     

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