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Do you add duramyacin to chicks water.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by deidreschultz, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. deidreschultz

    deidreschultz Songster

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    Just got some babies today. It's been awhile since we've had babies. Seems like to me we added duramyacin for the first some days, but can't remember. We also have 2 ducklings as well. Do we give it or not if so how much? Thanks abunch
     

  2. felidaet

    felidaet Songster

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    I just looked this up on the internet and see it is an antibiotic. Why do you want to give it to them? Are they showing signs of an illness? I personally would not give them any medication unless necessary. Humans don't take antibiotics to prevent illness so why should animals? Just my opinion.
     
  3. cockadoodle

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    The only thing I've ever added to my chickens water is a tiny bit of apple cider vingegar. I'd never medicate them unless warranted, leave that for the factory farms.
     
  4. Dutch552

    Dutch552 Chirping

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    No prophylactic Duramycin for the chicks-only if you have a known illness among your flock. Stick with medicated starter feed with a coccidiostat to prevent coccidiosis in the young ones. Nothing else needed.
     

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