Baby chicks....medicated vs non medicated starter feed

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ashyann88, Sep 22, 2016.

  1. ashyann88

    ashyann88 In the Brooder

    Sep 22, 2016
    We have 2 grown healthy chickens and recently got 3 new chicks (all bantam cochins) first one died 3 or 4 days ago, began behaving weird not moving or eating and just died. We thought it was a flook (she was 3 days). Yesterday our beautiful miss priss (7days) started behaving weird around 8 in the morning, we got her to drink a bit but no eating, around during 8 she seemed to have a heart attack and die. And today deer (8 days old) has been acting the same weird way, not moving she won't eat as my 5 year old lays here holding her asking if maybe she's tired and just needs sleep I'm left wondering what the heck I've done wrong. The three that died we got at 1 and 2 days old. We have one chick left but she is a few days older than the rest and she seems fine. Any insight into this would be great also the main reason for this post is I'm not sure if they are on medicated starter feed. I have heard so many mixed things about either and don't know the difference I guess or the benefits but could this be a reason we r losing our babies?[​IMG]
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road

    Nov 7, 2012
    I can not say why your chicks are dying. More info? What are you using for a brooder? Size of brooder? Source of heat? What is the temp under the heat? What is the temp at other end of the brooder? What are you using for bedding? Where are you brooding them? Any fragrances, are you cooking with teflon? Where did you get them? Are you putting anything in their water?

    Your feed is not medicated. It's a personal preference to medicate or not medicate. My preference is to not medicate, but either choice is not wrong.
  3. Wyatt0224

    Wyatt0224 Chirping

    Mar 1, 2016
    Westminster, Maryland
    As stated above you don't need to use medicated feed. It is a possibility though that a disease is being passed around.

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