Pecking and use of Blu-Kote

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Grand R Morgans, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. Grand R Morgans

    Grand R Morgans New Egg

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    Does anyone know if we must wait to eat eggs from a hen that we put Blu-Kote on? We put it on her back a few weeks ago because she was being pecked. Not sure if the eggs are safe to eat. Any help?
     
  2. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

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    I would think that the eggs are fine to eat. The main ingredient in Blu-Kote is Gentian Violet which is medically used in people.

    Gentian violet has antibacterial, antifungal, and anthelmintic properties.[8] It is commonly used for:

    * Marking the skin for surgery preparation and allergy testing
    * Tinea; e.g. Athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm
    * Candida albicans and related infections; e.g. thrush, yeast infections
    * Mouth ulcers[9]
    * Impetigo, used primarily before the advent of antibiotics, but still useful to persons who may be allergic to penicillin, as it cleans the open sores and prevents spread of the contagion
    * Abrasion; It has also one of the best agents for "scabbing" up an abrasion or "strawberry" type of weeping wound where the flesh is abraded away. It will prevent infection in almost any wound or burn and quickly help the epithelium form a scab. It does not burn when applied and temporary skin discoloration is a minor side effect.​
     
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  3. Grand R Morgans

    Grand R Morgans New Egg

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    The label says not to eat animals with Blu-Kote on them. We don't eat our chickens, but wasn't sure about the eggs. Thanks for your post about the gentian violet.[​IMG]
     

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