Do they make Med starter in a crumble or a pellet? what happens if My laying hens get into it?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Joe.G, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. Joe.G

    Joe.G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do they make Med starter in a crumble or a pellet? what happens if My laying hens get into it?
     
  2. mcjessen

    mcjessen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think starter only comes in crumble but I could be wrong. I don't think it would hurt laying hens but ask at your farm store to make sure. Hopefully someone more experienced than I will be able to answer this question.
     
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I can only get starter in crumbles.
    I have not worried about the hens getting into it.

    If you are worried then you could use un medicated.

    Imp- I have found the un med is very expensive. Don't know why. 5# un med is almost the same as 25# med starter.
     
  4. Joe.G

    Joe.G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can I eat the eggs if the hens get into the med stuff?
     
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  5. seymojo536

    seymojo536 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check your feed tag. It will list the medication(s) in the feed. The main one is a coccidiostat and will not affect the eggs. If there are antibiotics In the feed, withdrawal times will be stated on the tag.
     
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  6. ericsplls

    ericsplls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I usually go unmedicated but have sat a pallet up on bricks and put the medicated chick starter under there. I put the feeder for the layers on top of the pallet. By the time the chicks get big enough to get up on the pallet I switch to flockraiser.
     
  7. Joe.G

    Joe.G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got another 50 LB bag of Med Starter and a 50 Lb of Flock Raiser Pellet, figured I ll mix the starter in with the other when to finish the bag when they get older.
     
  8. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    There are different types of cocci blocker, but I've never personally seen anti-biotics in feed.
     

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