Omlet Deutschland Omlet France Omlet UK Omlet USA Omlet Netherlands

Baytril withdrawal of eggs  

Are your chickens feeling under the weather? Get your questions answered here.

Baytril withdrawal of eggs

Post Thu May 08, 2008 10:07 am

Buttercup is now on a course of Baytril for 5 days to help with sour crop. So far it is working and she had an empty crop when I got home from work yesterday, having checked her at lunch time when you could hear it sloshing around when she ran anywhere! Back at Vets last night and asked what she had been given that meant I could never eat her eggs again. The vet explained that Baytril is not licenced for use in animals meant for human consumption and therefore they can only tell me that her eggs are now off limits.
I have seen many posts where Baytril is administered and other people's Vets have only given a few weeks to few months withdrawal period. What are others experience of using this antibiotic and future egg consumption? It would only be myself and son eating them if she ever lays again. (mind you I'd have to be quick, Ginny and Buttercup will eat it if they can break into it and Ginny has learned that if she rolls an egg off a slight drop it will break! I have lost quite a few lately in the conservatory when I've put them on the window cill for a moment and she's spotted them)

Freshly Laid Egg
Posts: 17
Joined: Mon Oct 30, 2006 9:29 am
Location: Shrewsbury

Post Thu May 08, 2008 10:45 am

Having recently had a lengthy discussion with my vet about this, 'officially' the manufacturers of this product will not give a specified time for egg withdrawl however my vet explained that if you push them for a more measured time frame they usually suggest that egg withdrawl occurs for one month.

TBH if any of my girls have been on Baytril i usually only withdraw for 2 weeks if that and we havent suffered any ill effects so far.
Unless you count my tail and ever growing feathers! :wink: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Owned by 'The Bears' - Teddy & Poppy
Hen hotel, (cube pink) & (purple eglu)
4 rescue chooks saved 4th Nov 06
RIP GNR Spog RIP GNR Spangle RIP GNR Flump
4 more rescue chooks saved 19th May 07
RIP GNR Rhubarb RIP GNR Custard RIP GNR Sherbet GNR Shrimp
2 more rescue chooks saved 7th July 07
GNR Fizzer RIP GNR Fudge RIP
4 more rescue chooks saved 27th April 08
RIP GNR Rolo RIP GNR Polo GNR Poppet GNR Smartie
Drowning in !egg! !egg! but have very happy chooks! :lol:
User avatar
Passionate Poultry Keeper
Posts: 7138
Joined: Sun Jun 25, 2006 6:37 pm
Location: West Midlands

Post Thu May 08, 2008 10:59 am

Hi, my little hen is finishing her course of baytril today. Our vet advised us to withdraw for 4 weeks after the end of the course, so in total 5 weeks.

Hope that helps :)

Faye x
User avatar
Frequent Layer
Posts: 477
Joined: Fri Oct 12, 2007 7:55 pm
Location: Essex

Post Thu May 08, 2008 12:52 pm

Not wanting to contradict (but I will anyway :wink: ). I was told 7 days from the last dose, which seems standard for most chook medicines.
(cube purple) (orange eglu)
And a dozen or so Beautiful Bantam Babes, plus two lurchers and two cats

"a poacher to his eyelids, as all the lurcher clan,
follows silent as a shadow, and clever as a man"

User avatar
The Dogmother
Posts: 45908
Joined: Mon Jul 25, 2005 2:58 pm
Location: Out with the hounds

Post Thu May 08, 2008 1:04 pm

Claret wrote:Not wanting to contradict (but I will anyway :wink: ). I was told 7 days from the last dose, which seems standard for most chook medicines.

That's what my vet recomends too Clare :D
Lesley-Jean (LJ)
(green eglu) PP Harriet GNR Emily

Photo Album
First Eggs
User avatar
Chatty Chicken
Posts: 1177
Joined: Fri Nov 25, 2005 11:34 am
Location: Kent, Maidstone

Post Thu May 08, 2008 1:22 pm

I phoned Bayer when my chooks were on Baytril, and they told me 6 weeks.

My chicken vet says three weeks (after the end of the course) is standard, but that you aren't really likely to have any problems, it's just a huuuuuge safety margin.
NotNorman,Siouxsie,Norah,Batty, Henry & his 5 wives
Princess,BigBird, The 3 Degrees
RIP: (2008:Lydia,Scarlett);(2010:Jasmine,Pogo);(2011 Delilah,Mrs Flint,Daisy,Lily,Roo); (2012:Rose,Ruby)(2013:Milly)(2014:Coffee,Tilda,Mrs);(2015 Foxed:Florence,Roobarb,Custard,Lottie;Norman)
User avatar
Effusive Egg Layer
Posts: 3646
Joined: Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:47 am
Location: Beautiful Berkshire

Post Fri May 09, 2008 1:16 pm

Thanks for all the replies, I thought it seemed a bit severe of our Vet. She isn't laying at the moment anyway, not sure if its because of her problems but she must be getting ready to retire from egg laying anyway! We've had Buttercup 13 months now and as an ex-batt she must have been around 18months when we got her so I'd be quite happy for her to stop laying and remain healthy for a few more years. She was almost completely bold when she arrived and now she has lovely blonde/ginger feathers which make her look far bigger than she actually is.

Freshly Laid Egg
Posts: 17
Joined: Mon Oct 30, 2006 9:29 am
Location: Shrewsbury

Post Fri May 09, 2008 3:28 pm

Just to let you know, our vet said 7 days then its ok to eat them.
The Pink Ladies

Betty: GNR RIP 05/05/08
Babs: (white chicken)
Ruby: PP RIP 31/05/09
Dolly: GNR
Pink Ladies
Chicken Eggspert
Posts: 39
Joined: Thu Apr 03, 2008 1:11 pm
Location: Maldon Essex

Post Fri May 09, 2008 4:16 pm

Same here. He said 7 days if I was selling them. It would be ok to eat them straight away if they were for 'personal use' :shock: :lol: :lol:

Babs didn't lay again so it wasn't an issue. He did say that it was a tiny amount of antibiotic for a human to ingest though.
Christian x x x

(blue eglu) 21/07/06
CORNELIA !egg! 02/02/09 & AGNES !egg! 21/12/08 arrived 20/09/08
MYRTLE & OONA arrived 11/06/13 RIP Oona 19/05/15
(orange eglu) 16/11/07
WINIFRED !egg! 17/11/07 RIP 05/03/10
ELSBETH !egg! 17/11/07 RIP 05/05/13
PRU !egg! 17/11/07

and Milo the wonder dog!

See my Blog Here

Trying to spend mindfully in 2015..
User avatar
Posts: 11060
Joined: Thu Aug 17, 2006 11:53 pm
Location: Weyhill, Hampshire

Return to Chicken Clinic

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests