chickes get meds in food... do you give meds to chickens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by maf2008, May 7, 2009.

  1. maf2008

    maf2008 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone give medicine to chickens to prevent disease like pre worming or something??? my baby chicks all have medicated started... what about later.... what medicines if any does anyone give teh full grown chickens even if they are not sick??? [​IMG]
     
  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    I am a firm believer that meds should only be given if there is a disease present, otherwise you are just making stronger diseases.
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:I totally agree with Jody. I worm once a year, but that's it. Lots of people never worm and that's fine too.
     
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I never worm. I do check their poop. The only thing I do for my chicks is to initially feed them Medicated Starter or Starter/Grower crumbles. The medication in the crumbles is sulfa based. It helps the chicks develop an immunity to cocci. I have not had any health issues. I may just have been lucky.
     

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