One more ? about eating eggs from a hen that ate chick starter

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Supermommy486, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. Supermommy486

    Supermommy486 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    See I put out some medicated chick starter for the younger chicks not thinking about them eating it. We ate one of their eggs soon after. For some reason I didn't think that one through and now know we should wait 2-3 weeks before eating their eggs. So, will I grow a 6th toe or sprout feathers? What are the effects of eating eggs from a hen who has eaten medicated food? Thanks!!!!!
     
  2. midget_farms

    midget_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should be able to eat these eggs - the medication is an antibiotic. There will likely be trace amounts in the egg - but not enough to consider.

    You don't however want to eat eggs after you give a wormer. Unless you have worms & want to get rid of them! : D
     
  3. Foleys

    Foleys Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    I'm sorry, but you're a goner for sure. [​IMG]

    So long as the medication is only Amprolium (read the tag on the feed sack) you're fine. It's quite safe.
     
  5. Supermommy486

    Supermommy486 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh good! Lol It's the Purina start and grown so I spose it's the Amprolium (Sack's tag was half missing). I think we will give it a couple days then east the eggs, I'm not horribly concerned but we try to stay away from that stuff (abx) so yea.
    Thanks so much!
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Sorry, but the most common med. in medicated chick starter - amprolium - is not an antibiotic at all. It's a coccidistat. It retards the growth of cocci, giving the chicks immune system time to take over.
    Unless you have a serious allergy to sulphur drugs, eating eggs from pullets that have eaten medicated chick starter then you shouldn't have any problem at all. [​IMG]
     
  7. NewEnglandChick

    NewEnglandChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A.T. Hagan :

    I'm sorry, but you're a goner for sure. [​IMG]

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  8. Supermommy486

    Supermommy486 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone [​IMG]
     

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