Feed advice needed for prospective buyer

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by CoopDeDoo, Mar 2, 2016.

  1. CoopDeDoo

    CoopDeDoo Songster

    Feb 8, 2011
    NW Washington State
    Hi All,

    I need feed advice for someone who will be buying two of my 7 week old pullets (currently on medicated starter) and two of my laying hens (currently on layer). They will all be going together to "new" land and a new coop/run - very wet climate here so Cocci can definitely be an issue. Obviously the pullets can't have layer feed yet so what are his best options:

    1. Medicated starter for all of them
    2. Flock grower with "preventative" corrid dose in water

    I appreciate any thoughts/advice - he is new to chickens so I would like to limit any traumatic events if possible [​IMG]

  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    I would go with the first option for a week or two.

    I doubt a preventative dose of corid may be necessary.

    If he keeps his bedding bone dry, they aren't likely to get a significant dose of oocysts foraging unless his previous birds have been closely confined in a wet area where your birds will be housed.
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2016
  3. CoopDeDoo

    CoopDeDoo Songster

    Feb 8, 2011
    NW Washington State
    Quote:Thanks! He has never had poultry and has lived in this house for 20+ years so no "poultry residue".
  4. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Songster

    Feb 7, 2016
    Saint Louis, MO
    Yeah, I would also do the medicated feed until they adjust to their new home. Oyster shell or limestone offered to the layers. Transition to a grower ration once stress of moving is over.
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