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do you need medicated layers pellet or none medicated for point of lay pullets
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I don't use medicated feed at all, and my chickens have done just fine. Good luck with your flock! :) 

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post #3 of 5

They don't make such a thing as medicated layer feed. It is for chicks when they're most vulnerable to coccidiosis. By the time they're grown they are usually exposed enough to be resistant. The protozoa coccidia is the only thing medicated feed is for.

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“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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I don't feed medicated food to my chicks.  I did have them vaccinated for coccidia.  Now that they are grown and laying I feed them a good All Flock feed in pellet form as well as crushed oyster shells in a dish.  I don't feed layer feed as I have roosters that don't need the added calcium that is found in layer feed. 

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I also don't feed my chickens medicated food because if they get ill( which hasn't happened) you can just give them medicine.
The key to a happy flock is to be there for them. You have to do your job so they can do theirs. Your coop layout is also important. It doesn't have to be fancy just functional.http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/just-a-chicken-coop Is an example of it.
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The key to a happy flock is to be there for them. You have to do your job so they can do theirs. Your coop layout is also important. It doesn't have to be fancy just functional.http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/just-a-chicken-coop Is an example of it.
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