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What if hens sneak a little medicated starter?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jubilee1111, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. Jubilee1111

    Jubilee1111 Songster

    Jan 8, 2010
    Austin, TX
    I have my youngsters in a portable run and house that I move every couple of days to provide fresh forage (I'm in Texas so there is still clover and rye to be found).

    I just moved it and there was a little of the medicated feed on the ground which the free ranging adult hens gobbled up.

    How much of that can the adults eat and the eggs still be safe for human consumption?

  2. when our hens did that we threw out eggs for a week or so as long as they ate regular chicken food.
  3. Pinky

    Pinky Songster

    Nov 15, 2008
    South GA
    I don't think a small amount would have a negative impact on the eggs, especially if the egg layers don't eat it every day.

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