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Medication and egg eating....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by savingpurple, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. savingpurple

    savingpurple Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am doing my best to save and heal my hen. She has some leg injury, and from the advice I have been given on here, I have her on Duramyicin for about a week. Now, she is not laying yet, but IF, she does, can the eggs be eaten? She is in a crate, confined to help rest her leg. She looked today like she was making a nest and has been alot more vocal today too. Her, and another hen are the only 2 that are not laying, and the one in the coop laid her first (soft shell) last night. So the injured one might be getting ready too.

    Just wondering:) Thanks in advance !!
     
  2. savingpurple

    savingpurple Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone?
     
  3. Squirrelgirl88

    Squirrelgirl88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bump - I have the very same question - my assumption is no, you should not eat the eggs, but I wonder for how long?
     
  4. aggie9296

    aggie9296 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The package says not to use in hens laying for human consumption. I think they say that to be safe.

    BUT, Duramycin is just Tetracycline, which is safe to use in humans. I personally am not allergic to tetracycline and would eat those eggs knowing the amount of antibiotic in the eggs is way less than what I would take orally for an infection.
     
  5. savingpurple

    savingpurple Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks [​IMG] I will then IF she lays...she is so much better it's amazing !!
     
  6. aggie9296

    aggie9296 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YW. I have just used some Duramycin on some young silkies I just got. One with an upper respiratory infection. Cleared it right up in about a week.
     

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