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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by klf73, Nov 8, 2008.
I just got my first egg and my pullets are on medicated starter still, is the egg edible?
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.
I wouldn't eat it. You should go buy layer pellets and I had mine on grower from 8wks to 18.
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.
Does anyone know how long it takes the medicated stuff to get out of their system?
I wouldn' t eat it.
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.
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.
that would be me ....I am alergic to Sulfa. JMTC