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Complications...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Duckiee, May 1, 2009.

  1. Duckiee

    Duckiee Hatching

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    My mallards hatched out yesterday, and my teacher whom helped me, bought medicated starter grow... Is this really going to kill the ducks?[​IMG]
     

  2. minifarmgurl1

    minifarmgurl1 Songster

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    Im sorry i dont really know...i bought that kind for my 7 week old golden comet pullets...who said it would kill em? i thought it was supposu to help?
     
  3. Duckiee

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    Well, I've read on various sites that, because ducks eat more than chicks, the medication can poison them, inadvertently killing them, so i was just wondering. I don't want to lose the little buggers. [​IMG]
     
  4. Duckiee

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    Any advice for the newb?
     
  5. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

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    Depends on what it's medicated with. If it's allopurium (sp) for cocci then you should be ok. If it's an antibiotic I would get a non-medicated starter asap. It's just because ducks eat so much compared to chicks that they can easily overdose on a medicated starter.
    Hope this helps.
     
  6. Duckiee

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    I'll have to check, I don't think it was an antibiotic, but I will check.
     

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