"Springing in the Chicks" 2016 April Hatch-a-Long Hosted by Mike & Sally - Page 690
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Hopefully it doesn't take long.
Thanks that's what i thought. Although i found a layer yesterday at our local Agway that had higher protein sp I bought it to try it. I know it's probably bad to switch feed so often but the main reason to feed the other feed is because extra treats lowers the overall protein and most layer is only 16 right? Well this was 18 amd made by Nutrena. Nature Wise Hearty Hen. I thought Nature Wise only had one layer feed in crumbles or pellets then the Nutrena Country Feeds. I have never seen this kind before. So I'm pretty excited to try it. I don't mind them being on starter/grower but it would help my dad who thinks they are too old for it.
Ah okay, thought so. And really? But how could they put it in it if it is marked that it is not? I mean, don't most brands sell a medicated and a non medicated version? So it seems like if you buy non medicated you expect it to be, well, non medicated. Seems dumb and likely illegal that they would do that. And I found an old bag of ours and the bag even says no antibiotics and something else and I didn't see it in the ingredients or nutrition panel on the tag. And if it is in there and small enough to not be required to be listed surely it can't be that harmful. But mine is also starter/grower so maybe different than just starter but still. Maybe it's ignorant but I still 110% believe that there are medicated and non medicated feeds for a reason and if it is specifically marketed as non medicated they wouldn't medicate it.
If it is labeled as non medicated, all flock, or poultry it is non medicated.
If it is labeled as chick starter that is hormone free and antibiotic free it is probably medicated. Usually with lacosicid. This stuff makes the eggs highly toxic for dogs, and will cause reproductive issue for mammals eating the eggs.
Broody Number one hatched 5 of 6 silkies
Broody number two hatched 4 of 5 silkies
Broody number 3 is sitting on 7 silkies one is pipped
Both incubators on lockdown as of this morning- 8 silkies,5-german bielefelder,12 barred rock,6 lav orphingtons -SO EGGCITED- cant wait!
Edited by mammat - 4/24/16 at 9:46am