Medicated feed & eating eggs

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by setting_silkie, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. setting_silkie

    setting_silkie Out Of The Brooder

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    I mixed the layer feed and medicated chick starter that I had left over together so everyone in my coop is eating some medicated chick starter now. Does anyone know if eating the eggs from the chickens that are eating the medicated feed is bad for us? Thanks.
     
  2. cheeptrick

    cheeptrick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2007
    New Hampshire
    Yes...you should throw out the eggs till they are off the medicated feed.
    Sorry...I know it is hard!! Just wormed mine after finding what looked like linguine in their droppings...had to throw out all those LOVELY eggs!!
    Good luck!
     
  3. bayouchica

    bayouchica Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    What type of medicated feed was it? Did it contain amprolium? If it has amprolium,you're okay,it's safe to eat the eggs.
    I use liquid amprol for my older pullets if I have a cocci outbreak.
     
  4. setting_silkie

    setting_silkie Out Of The Brooder

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    It was just the run of the mill medicated chick starter. Not sure of the exact medication...the stuff they always give you when you're raising chicks. You still think I need to throw out the eggs?
     
  5. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The eggs will be fine, In chicken feeds the only two meds That I know of is Bacitracin and Amprolium, And both of these have 0 withdrawal
     
  6. cheeptrick

    cheeptrick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2007
    New Hampshire
    Can I convert you to organic?? I will not eat them nor allow my family to eat them. I'll stick by throwing them out...and respect others decisions! [​IMG] Sorry...just totally organic here in our coop...

    Good luck on your decision!
     
  7. mvinson1978

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  8. Lea71

    Lea71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm siding with Cheeptrick...sorry.

    The word 'medicated' just makes me a little nauseous. [​IMG] All organic here also. Is there a reason you are giving them medicated feed? Do you have a large amount of chickens? There are some great alternatives to medicated feed. [​IMG]
     

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