Cocci vaccine or medicated starter?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by wordgirl, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. wordgirl

    wordgirl One of the Shire-folk

    Apr 14, 2009
    I'm getting ducklings and chicks this spring, so I'm thinking that it would be convenient to be able to have them all on the same kind of chick starter (since ducks can't have medicated starter) and my chicken hatchery offers a cocci vaccine. But I want to make sure it's at least as reliable as the medicated starter - I've used that before and haven't had any problems. Your experience and advice?

    Thanks! [​IMG]
  2. ChickenJerk

    ChickenJerk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 6, 2012
    The far and away most common form or "medication" in "medicated chick starter" is Amprolium which is not at all harmful to ducks. Please help stop the spread of this inaccuracy.

    Coccidiosis vaccines are very effective but do require careful attention to details in what the chicks are fed and exposed to at first when the immunity is being developed.
  3. wordgirl

    wordgirl One of the Shire-folk

    Apr 14, 2009
    Ohhh.... Okay. [​IMG] Thank you very much!

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