pullet laying on medicated started, edible egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by klf73, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    I just got my first egg and my pullets are on medicated starter still, is the egg edible?
     
  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Sure I never had any problems eating those medicated eggs. Be sure to start them on layer feed with your medicated starter so it would be an easy transition for the feed.

    I am sure someone else would say otherwise.

    Good luck!
     
  3. purr

    purr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2008
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    I wouldn't eat it. You should go buy layer pellets and I had mine on grower from 8wks to 18.
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Congrats on your first egg. Mine were also still on medicated starter/grower when they first laid. I didn't eat them but only because I am super sensitive and allergic to many medications and just didn't want to take the chance.
    However, when I posed basically the same question I learned that lots of people do go ahead and eat them.
     
  5. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    Does anyone know how long it takes the medicated stuff to get out of their system?
     
  6. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    double post
     
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2008
  7. junebug7334

    junebug7334 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn' t eat it.
     
  8. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    What is your feed medicated with?

    If it is only amprolium. Eat away. It is only a thiamine blocker that inhibits growth of cocci so they can't reproduce. If the feed contains a sulfa drug, you only have to worry if you are super sensitive to sulfa drugs yourself. Else, no problem.
     
  9. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I agree with silkiechicken.
    Eat the egg. Some starter/grower feed is medicated. I feed medicated starter/grower to my chicks and straight layer to my big girls. When the little girls start laying and if I have any starter/grower left, I mix it with the layer. I don't worry about it being medicated. The medication is sulfa based. Only a problem if you have alergies to sulfa.
     
  10. junebug7334

    junebug7334 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that would be me ....I am alergic to Sulfa. JMTC:)
     

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