Safe to eat eggs with Amprollum in the feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ChickyGal, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. ChickyGal

    ChickyGal In the Brooder

    Jun 10, 2007
    I used the search feature because I know this has been asked before but it didn't bring up any posts with amprollum in it.

    I have a mixed batch of chick/chickens and I want to make sure the eggs are safe to eat. I can't keep the bigger hens from eating the grower feed when I feed the littler ones.
  2. chickbea

    chickbea Songster

    Jan 18, 2007
    I had this same situation, and the whole issue didn't even cross my mind until I had already been eatin gthe eggs for several weeks. That was almost a year ago, and I appear to be none the worse for wear!
  3. ChickyGal

    ChickyGal In the Brooder

    Jun 10, 2007
    Thank you so much for your help.

  4. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    I believe that it's not toxic. I remember someone, Speckledhen maybe? mentioned that there's not a withdrawl period for the medicated feed. My hens get into it too, and I've been eating their eggs for a couple of years now.
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    It is safe to eat. There is no withdrawal time with amprolium. It is just a cocciodicant so it's safe. If you have sulfa containing feeds, then you have to wait 10 days.

    You are good to go.

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