oops, my hens ate medicated chick starter

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by what was i thinking, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    cny ny
    i moved some chicks to the brooder in the barn. i placed a bucket of medicated chick starter on the shelf. i caught some of my stow aways (hens) in the barn eating it. the stow aways are mostly hens in molt or scaredy cats that don't want to be in the coop. they only had it that one day. i have gotten five eggs in the last two days from them. i have left them where they are so i don't confuse them.
    how long do i have to wait to eat there eggs? can i incubate them?
     
  2. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Don`t even give it a second thought. Eat the eggs, won`t hurt a thing.
     
  3. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    cny ny
    really?
     
  4. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    yep, no problem at all. The "medicated" part is only a coccidiostat to help prevent coccidiosis. Won't hurt your hens or their eggs at all.
     
  5. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Do you have the bag or know the brand? There should be a very clear label that states if/how long to go before eating eggs from chickens fed the feed. If you're really concerned about it, I bet they have a toll free number you could call and ask.

    If you do call, report back here with what they say.
     
  6. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    cny ny
    i didn't even think of reading the bag. i went to the best source i could think of.... you guys.
    i will go check it out.
     
  7. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep, I agree that it's not a problem at all.

    bigzio
     
  8. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    cny ny
    it is agway. it doesn't say anything about hens and eggs, BUT it does say for broiler medicated.. completely save with no tissue residue, can be fed right to market. so i guess i am good to go.
     
  9. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    It's not a problem.
     
  10. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    cny ny
    i will keep them for my dh
     

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