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

Supermommy486

Songster
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Apr 8, 2010
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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!!!!!
 

midget_farms

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Apr 15, 2008
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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
 

Foleys

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May 12, 2010
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Supermommy486

Songster
9 Years
Apr 8, 2010
655
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South Central Texas
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!
 

gritsar

Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!
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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.
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