I picked up some Sulmet for my obviously sick chickens, about 8 weeks old. The bottle says not to use on egg producing chickens. Well, obviously they are too young yet to produce eggs, but they will. There is no listed withdrawal period for use on egg chickens, although they say 10 days for flesh producing animals.
Question. Does the Sulmet leave residue in the undeveloped cluster of egg yolks? Will their eggs ever be safe to eat?
I've never seen a timeline for that, but I would think 20-30 days before they start to lay. If you've ever butchered (or did a post mortem on) a hen that was in lay, there are sometimes that many tiny yolks waiting their turn.
Cyng, Ohhh that's very interesting. Anyway, they were placed in a large clean brooder in my garage, I put fresh paper towels for the bedding, and saw bloody poop all over. (this was back in Oct.) The sulmet surely helped...but I let Ideal know about it. However, they said they use something other than Sulmet, as they feel that is too hard on them. I used it anyway, and everyone made it.
I also wrote to the feed manufacturer of the medicated chick starter to see if it was fresh. They gave me a lot # to check...so that was ok too. Thanks for the info...now I will look up bacterial enteritis...and the learning goes on!
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