Emergency question about feed

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by max13077, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. max13077

    max13077 Songster

    My local TSC store where I get all my feed is out of the usual stuff I offer, 20% chick starter. I'm just about out. I called another tsc 30 miles away but they’re out too. Each were skipped on feed deliveries the past two weeks. However they have an actual broiler feed but it’s medicated. I read it’s a big no-no to give medicated feed to chicks who have been vaccinated. However what about birds that are 8 weeks old?
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
  3. max13077

    max13077 Songster

    I actually think that's who makes this broiler feed they have. I just wasn't sure if it was OK to feed.
  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    As TSC if they have game bird/Turkey starter. I am useing it now, because there is no "broiler feed" local here either. This turkey feed is 22 % protiene. The chicks are doing fin on it, and have been on it for a week so far. 50 chicks can sure go through feed fast! LOL
  5. pdpatch

    pdpatch Songster

    Apr 5, 2008
    Hastings, Nebraska
    By 8 weeks the immunity system of chicks has fully developed. So feeding medicated feed should not be a problem. It also depends on the shots they got, some shots are not effected by using medicated feed some are.

    For broilers/meat birds you can use wild game starter or growers, But you might want to add cracked corn or rolled oats.


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