cocci vaccine and medicated starter

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by AccidentalFarm, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. AccidentalFarm

    AccidentalFarm Songster

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    I just read that you are not supposed to use medicated starter on chicks that have been vaccinated. I've fed mine purnina's med starter for 2 days and i know that they have had the cocci vaccine. I'll be picking up a non-medicated starter today to switch to. My question is: How much damage have I done? My hens are 5 weeks old and have not been on the medicated feed previously, just the last 2 days.

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  2. kstaven

    kstaven Crowing Premium Member

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    Best odds are you have done no damage. Over a longer term you could have really overloaded their little immune systems. I always thought that hatcheries need to include a note with vaccinated chicks "Do not use medicated feed"
     

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