Worming my chickens - can the chickens eat the eggs if I can't?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by tigerpie, Feb 3, 2015.

  1. tigerpie

    tigerpie In the Brooder

    Nov 16, 2014
    I have just started worming my chickens. I have been advised to not eat the eggs for 10 days, then 4 days later repeat the process, so to keep things even I am just not going to eat any eggs for 28 days.
    I only have 2 chickens and they only lay about 1.5 eggs a day between them on average.
    But I was wondering, rather then jut throwing the eggs out, would it be OK to cook the eggs (scrambled) and feed them back to the chickens during this period? as well as crushing the egg shells and feeding them back to the chicks, therefore I have no wastage?

    Cheers guys and gals
  2. bucky52

    bucky52 Songster

    Apr 26, 2011
    I have been keeping chickens for 4 years.I had always tossed my eggs for 3 weeks after worming.I stopped tossing them last fall after reading a article that its such a small amount of worm er that they are still safe to eat.But to be on the safe side they recommend not to sell them.I no longer toss them. Its your call.as to toss them or not.
  3. tigerpie

    tigerpie In the Brooder

    Nov 16, 2014
    Cheers Bucky.
    But what about the Chickens eating them?
    I figure they should be safe for the chickens as they eat the worming liquid anyway.

    How often do you worm your chickens?
  4. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Crossing the Road

    Mar 15, 2010
    On the MN prairie.
    I have never wormed my chickens, so I'm probably way off base here. But if you feed them eggs contaminated with wormer, won't they still be ingesting the wormer, and continue the cycle? I would just toss the eggs to be safe, but that's me.
  5. Bobbi you are right
  6. tigerpie

    tigerpie In the Brooder

    Nov 16, 2014
    LOL, Sounds pretty logical that one Bobbi....
    Can't believe I missed that.

    Cheers guys
  7. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

    Sep 13, 2011
    southern Michigan
    Bobbi is so right. Also, feeding very low levels of a drug promotes resistance to that product. Worms that survive the wormer next time! Not so good. Mary

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