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Hi All,

 

I need feed advice for someone who will be buying two of my 7 week old pullets (currently on medicated starter) and two of my laying hens (currently on layer).  They will all be going together to "new" land and a new coop/run - very wet climate here so Cocci can definitely be an issue. Obviously the pullets can't have layer feed yet so what are his best options:

 

1. Medicated starter for all of them

2. Flock grower with "preventative" corrid dose in water

 

I appreciate any thoughts/advice - he is new to chickens so I would like to limit any traumatic events if possible :fl

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I would go with the first option for a week or two.

 

I doubt a preventative dose of corid may be necessary.

 

If he keeps his bedding bone dry, they aren't likely to get a significant dose of oocysts foraging unless his previous birds have been closely confined in a wet area where your birds will be housed.


Edited by ChickenCanoe - 3/2/16 at 1:14pm

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I would go with the first option for a week or two.



 



I doubt a preventative dose of corid may necessary.



 



If he keeps his bedding bone dry, they aren't likely to get a significant dose of oocysts foraging unless his previous birds have been closely confined in a wet area where your birds will be housed.


 



Thanks! He has never had poultry and has lived in this house for 20+ years so no "poultry residue".

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post #4 of 4
Yeah, I would also do the medicated feed until they adjust to their new home. Oyster shell or limestone offered to the layers. Transition to a grower ration once stress of moving is over.
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