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post #41 of 46
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Thanks for the post Robert......The medicated foods do contain a mild antibiotic, at least what I can buy here does......My brand does not contain Amprol.......You said that the Mormons, Mennonites, and The Amish have been fighting this for years.......Some do wanting a more "natural" product (eggs and meat)......Don't know why that lady took offense .....To each his own....thanks for your post......Larry, ....AT HOME IN ALABAMA.


There are some people who'd rather mind other peoples' business.

You're welcome.  I have hatched and raised hundreds of chickens for years and it DOES matter who you buy them from and how you run your coops.  Cleanliness id number ONE.  Baby chicks are very susceptible to virtually everything, especially heat and pneumonia and germs in dirty environments.

 

Are you in Southern AL, maybe in the Elba area?

post #42 of 46
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Gentlemen, There is no need for rudeness. Honestly opinions on medicated feed are vast and many, and deciding one way or another is up to the individual. 

 

I do agree that sourcing matters, and cleanliness is of utmost importance. We keep our brooders full of fresh and dry bedding, changing every two days at the worst, and ensuring we do the same for our outdoor flocks. I'll be so happy when my new coops and runs are finished too. It will make life much easier on that front. 

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Gentlemen, There is no need for rudeness. Honestly opinions on medicated feed are vast and many, and deciding one way or another is up to the individual. 

 

I do agree that sourcing matters, and cleanliness is of utmost importance. We keep our brooders full of fresh and dry bedding, changing every two days at the worst, and ensuring we do the same for our outdoor flocks. I'll be so happy when my new coops and runs are finished too. It will make life much easier on that front. 


GENTLEMEN??  It wasn't "gentlemen" being rude, it was the other one.

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GENTLEMEN??  It wasn't "gentlemen" being rude, it was the other one.

Blooie simply objects to broad generalizations about an entire group of people...And she's right. Just because your experiences with them are one way, does not mean that those view-points are held by every single Mormon...

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No, Robert, don't live in South Alabama......I'm a Yankee.....I live in North Alabama near Huntsville......Originally from North Louisiana, Shreveport.........Am retired Biology, Human Anatomy and Genetics teacher.......My wife is from here.........Larry, AT HOME IN ALABAMA.

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No, Robert, don't live in South Alabama......I'm a Yankee.....I live in North Alabama near Huntsville......Originally from North Louisiana, Shreveport.........Am retired Biology, Human Anatomy and Genetics teacher.......My wife is from here.........Larry, AT HOME IN ALABAMA.

Got another friend there, too, name of Reid Smith, aka Smitty.  He has a nice furniture shop there.

 

Great resume.


Edited by Robert M - 6/2/16 at 5:18pm
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