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laying hens got into medicated chick feed

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by phunnypharmlady, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. phunnypharmlady

    phunnypharmlady Hatching

    Jul 29, 2008
    Calif. Mojave desert
    My laying hens managed to get into some left over medicated chick starter yesterday, are there eggs still edible, or should I just throw them away, and if so how long before we can eat eggs again?
  2. kellim

    kellim Songster

    Jun 19, 2008
    SC, GA Border
    Not sure what to tell ya. Hope this bumps your post up so someone will help!!
  3. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    They will be OK since its not a such a big dose. I feed mine once in a great while to feed both young chicks and laying...no difference in eggs or any side effects.
  4. phunnypharmlady

    phunnypharmlady Hatching

    Jul 29, 2008
    Calif. Mojave desert
    Thanks for the help. My hens are laying as usual and it didn't seem to bother my cockrel, my pullets, or my khaki campbell drake.
  5. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Songster

    Mar 20, 2008
    I hope it isn't bad because I mix it into the chickens food so the chicks can grow properly.
  6. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    It won't hurt if the hen "got into some". On a brown egg layer, you will notice the shells on the next couple eggs will be whiter. The eggs are still edible..at least I have eaten some with no ill effects.

    I don't think it's a good idea to feed hens medicated chick starter on a regular basis. A better option if you have to house them together is to use nonmedicated chick starter and provide oyster shell for the hens for egg laying.


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