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Stu France

Eggs and antibiotics

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i don't know if antibiotics are destroyed by cooking? But the egg withdrawal depends on the vet, so anything from 28 days afterwards to never afterwards. Reason being that the egg yolks can contain minute doses of the antibiotic which can result in a human allergy to that particular one. Some people are allergic to a variety and may need treatment with that particular one as the only alternative. So if you do eat the eggs be vary careful who eats them.

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I have been told that antibiotics will collect in the yolks and won't be destroyed simply by cooking. So your hens will get a potentially damaging overdose. So no scrambled eggs.

Basically you should not give antibiotics to laying hens. If they are sick they have to go, or remain simply as pets. Perhaps the eggs can be composted??

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