Pullets layed 1st egg. Is it safe to eat the medicated egg?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by zigzag3337, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. zigzag3337

    zigzag3337 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 6 White Leggers and 2 RIR's that should be laying soon. The leggers were born 2nd week of December, so they should be around 17 weeks old. When we went out to feed up today, we had a very small white pullet egg.

    The question I have.... We just took them off of Medicated Chick Starter 5 days ago. Do I discard the eggs until they have been off the starter for several weeks or is it okay to eat the eggs?

    Thank you.
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2009
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    It's okay to eat the egg. My chickens were still on medicated starter when they started laying too. The only reason I didn't eat them is because I'm highly allergic to alot of medicines and didn't want to take the chance.
    You can also blow out your very first pullet egg and keep it. [​IMG]
     
  3. zigzag3337

    zigzag3337 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I wasn't sure, I got another one today and feed it to the pig. We got pullet eggs from our other birds, but I had them on layer for about 6 weeks before they started laying.
     

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