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Laying Hen on metronidazole

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by maclucien, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. maclucien

    maclucien New Egg

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    My hen has had two metronidazole pills how long do Need to wait to use her eggs.
    cannot find that info anywhere.
     
  2. dbcooper02

    dbcooper02 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Since you're asking this on the Incubating & Hatching thread I'm guessing you are not talking about eating the eggs.
    For incubation purposes I'd probably go ahead and start saving a batch.
    I would not even consider eating her eggs until I had specific info from a qualified vet or other knowledgable source.
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2011
  3. williamsl77

    williamsl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Metronidazole is used orally in humans to treat certain kinds of infections. I would give it the usual 10-14 day withdrawal period and not worry about it after that (for consuming the eggs). I prescribe this medication to people frequently.

    For hatching, I might wait longer.... a month? That's not based on anything scientific, but more due to worry about chemicals affecting hatches.
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2011
  4. williamsl77

    williamsl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm also curious what your hen got this for??
     

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