Jamaican in Washington State

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by annjamaican, Jan 31, 2015.

  1. annjamaican

    annjamaican Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone,

    I bought some pullets from a neighbor a few months ago and got my first egg today! It was delicious. I shared my story with a friend on Facebook and she cautioned that I should get the chickens checked by a vet before I eat the eggs since I let them roam around the yard and they could have picked something up. Is this really necessary?


    Ann Jamaican
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined us!

    Congratulations on the first egg! No, unless your chickens seem unhealthy, there is no reason to have a vet check them over. Chickens are usually very hardy animals, and even if they were sick with something, few diseases are transmittable to humans through the egg.
     
  3. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No it is not, the eggs should be just fine! There is no reason to worry about the eggs. [​IMG]
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to our flock. Congratulations! It's always so exciting getting that first egg; and no, you don't need to have the chicken checked by a vet before eating the eggs. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! It's not necessary for you to get a vet check your birds to eat the eggs. If your hens are acting sickly, you might want to, but if not, you shouldn't have any concerns.
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I agree with the above posters. Unless your chickens are sick, there is no need to take them to a vet. And unless this vet is well versed in avian medicine, chances are he won't know how to treat chickens to begin with. It never hurts to have an avian vet around if you can find one. Most of us treat our own birds with meds and surgeries. Our emergency section is full of very helpful knowledgeable members that can help with most illnesses.

    Enjoy your eggs and welcome to our flock!
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined us.

    You don't need to take the chickens to a vet unless they are acting sick (and even then, vets tend to not be very helpful and you're better off treating them yourself). Lots of people eat their chickens' eggs without ever having their chickens tested for any disease.

    Good luck with your irds!
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to the Backyard Chickens flock.
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  10. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
    Congrats on the egg![​IMG]
     

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