chick food

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Chickenstarter, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. Chickenstarter

    Chickenstarter Out Of The Brooder

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    My chicks are about 5 weeks.I have been feeding them Medicated chik started and due to the bags are small and chicks are eating a lot, I have mixed with chick feeder/grower by Dunmor. Just noticed that Medicated food with Amprolium said not to feed chicks Amprolium feed with Benonite which the Dunmor feed contains, is this very bad and why?
     
  2. mnferalkitty

    mnferalkitty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The use of bentonite and lignin sulfonates
    is not recommended with
    amprolium. Bentonite impairs the
    chemical availability but not the biological
    efficacy and lignin sulfonates
    may affect the stability of amprolium.
    Certain coccidial strains have appeared
    that are not sensitive to amprolium.
    The use of an alternate strain sensitive
    anticoccidial agent is recommended in these cases
     

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