Do I need to start Cornish Xs with medicated fed?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by ngamtnman, May 26, 2011.

  1. ngamtnman

    ngamtnman Out Of The Brooder

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    Well I ordered my first batch of Cornish Xs from Meyer, they're not due to arrive until around September 8th so they will be ready to process when all my other regular breeds are ready to process. Any way, I was reading on Meyer's site and they recommend starting the Cornish Xs out on medicated 20% chick starter for the first three weeks - does anyone else do this or can I just use regular 20% starter?
     
  2. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    We don't ever use medicated feed.
     
  3. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    I don't use it especially not in my meat birds. Not really against it, just don't need it.
     
  4. ngamtnman

    ngamtnman Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, thanks! I was hoping to not have to use it.
     

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