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Amprolium - Bad for Ducklings?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by houlahoula, Apr 26, 2018.

  1. houlahoula

    houlahoula Songster 8 Years

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    I just purchased:
    Brown's Encore Natural Chick Starter Baby Chicken Feed, 7-lb bag https://app.chewy.com/bbPsklFgrM

    I thought it was non-medicated. After reading the packaging thoroughly, it has Amprolium added.
    I am hatching ducklings this weekend and need a starter crumble without medication added. I am having difficulty finding it anywhere! My local feed stores - Nope
    I wanted to buy a smaller bag to start. Anyone have supplier or resource to suggest? Please help :confused: I wanna start these babies off right if I’m lucky enough to hatch call ducks for the first time.
     
  2. JaeG

    JaeG Free Ranging

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    Amprolium is absolutely fine to feed ducklings at the correct dosages found in medicated feeds. It's one of those myths that abound in this hobby. Studies have been carried out:
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6878147
     

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