safe to collect eggs?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JessicaRE2714, Apr 13, 2016.

  1. JessicaRE2714

    JessicaRE2714 New Egg

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    I have a question, I to be on the safe side placed some Oxytiatyciline powder in my laying hens water bc I was worried a few of them were sick I separated the few and everyone got some when I called a local vet to ask how long to wait till we can collect the eggs to eat he said never !!!! I hope this isn't true if so I just ruined all 50 of my laying hens
     
  2. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright great to have you joining the BYC flock ...



    I have never used that before but there are people like Kathy who can tell you and you might find her in the emergency's Trend ..



    Good luck ..
     
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  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Do you mean Oxytetracycline? I believe the withdrawal period on eggs is 5 days. Do not feed eggs back to the chickens.
     
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  4. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    There are very few 'approved' antibiotics for hens laying eggs for human consumption in the US... Oxytetracycline is not an approved antibiotic for this use so there is also no approved withdrawal period either, so the vet was being legally correct when they stated never, as you gave an FDA prohibited medication to the laying hens...

    But, in a practical sense you should be fine eating the eggs after 15-30 days from the last dosage, withdrawal periods in Canada where it is an approved antibiotic is only 5 days...
     
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  5. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Let me look again Sour.

    I thought FDA said NEVER to use to egg-laying chicken where
    egg was for human use....

    Let me look that one up.
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Spook, I think you are right on that, and I would never sell such eggs, but tetracycline treatment is relatively routine for certain medical conditions. I am allergic to the penicillin family of antibiotics so for me the antibiotic of choice when needed has always been tetracycline with absolutely no side effects. Since Doxycycline has become so expensive and difficult to access it is being more frequently used for the long term treatment of Lyme disease in dogs.
     
  7. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Lets go with everyone is right here.

    Not FDA approved, so the vet was correct.

    But it does work. (Hastily looking at reference)

    Lets go with Meep Beep and say 15-30 day wait time.

    Spook



    Jessica,

    However, if you begin to glow, or all your teeth fall out
    would you please let us know so we can adjust the ruling?
     
  8. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello! (nice one Spook!)

    All the best
    CT
     
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  9. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Well I thought you could use some help so I got out the word as consumable eggs is a worry for me also and you need to book mark these people as you never know what you will need down the road ans how were @sourland, @spookwriter, @MeepBeep helpful yes [​IMG]
     
  10. JessicaRE2714

    JessicaRE2714 New Egg

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    Spookwriter! Hahaha wanna come over in about 15 days and have egg sandwiches! We can glow together, thank you very ugh everyone for the help I was so sad when I got off the phone with the Vet! I'm going to pray I never have a scare like this again! You all are wonderful thank you bunches !!
     

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