why not eat eggs that came from hens on medicine?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sonew123, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    So I had a few hens sneezing 2 weeks ago-no nasal dishcharge-eyes crusties-nothing just a little rattling and sneezing-SO I had to go on a trip for a week and put those hens on Duramycin for a week prior to my trip-they have been off for a week and are back to normal-in the mean time I had someone collecting eggs and putting them in fridge-The "medicated" eggs were put in a special container so there was no confusion as to which eggs were from whom-those girls were in a seperate run from the start-I've been searching and all I can find is the time to start using and eating eggs again which is 2 weeks-what would happen to me if I ate the ones from when they were on the meds and weaning off of??? I can't find anything about what it could do to you??? Just curious I guess-do they taste different? Will they make you vomit or worse out the "other end"...
     
  2. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My understanding is that the antibiotics can pass through into the egg, so it would be like taking the antibiotics yourself. Some people are allergic to certain antibiotics, so they could have an allergic reaction from such an egg.
     
  3. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    oooh thats not good huh? Im allergic to penicillian! so theres my answer! thanks for the heads up!
     
  4. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    even tho little of the meds goes into the eggs...to be safe it's best to have a withdrawal time, not only for possible allergies, but for resistance build up..

    you can cook up the eggs and give back to the hens..
     
  5. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There may be other factors for Duramycin, just noticed that it is not approved by FDA for use in laying hens:

    http://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/product/duramycin_10.html

    Our vet prescribed Clavamox for one of our hens this week, and gave us instructions to discard her eggs for three weeks after treatment is finished. Of course, the poor thing isn't laying right now anyway (fowl pox).
     
  6. Wild Chicken

    Wild Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most antibiotics that we use on chickens aren't approved for poultry (laying hens) [​IMG] .....heck not much of what we use on chickens is approved [​IMG]

    My understanding is that it's not worth the labs time or money to test on poultry.

    I was also wondering what would happen.....good question to post.
     
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  7. cherylcohen

    cherylcohen The Omelet Ranch

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    Is that true also if they are on Amprol 128
     
  8. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It probably is worth the time/money to test antibiotics for use on poultry in the meat/egg industry....that's pretty big business. But antibiotics that people use on their backyard flock aren't necessarily the same kinds.

    I just wanted to point this out about Duramycin so that anyone using it could investigate further, if they chose to.
     

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