Medicine withdrawal question

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by PtldChick, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. PtldChick

    PtldChick Songster

    Jun 15, 2011
    Portland, OR
    Various meds have withdrawal times to not eat the meat or the eggs...I'm assuming because traces of the medicine will still be in there.

    Are the eggs actually unsafe to eat, or is that a commercial requirement because they're not allowed to sell them? Would the amount of the medicine in the eggs make a human sick? What about a dog?

    Can the eggs be cooked up and fed back to the chickens since they've already had the medicine? Will that just increase the withdrawal time?

    Just wondering if there is something that could be done with the eggs rather than throwing them all away - seems a waste.

    If they are harmful, maybe I should try feeding them to the rats...LOL

    I haven't had to do this yet; but I'm sure I will eventually.

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