I started my chicks on medicated starter. I got them from Murray McMurray last Monday, gave them the gooey stuff on their feed the first day (the gel), have added the electrolytes in the water daily, etc. I have a little medicated feed left, and a bag of natural feed that has no meds (the feed store gave me this instead of medicated). I'd actually prefer to get them OFF the medicated, but don't want to lose any to coccidia. How big of an issue is that? How long would you do medicated feed? Is there anything I can treat them for cocci with if I do drop the med. feed and they get cocci? Experiences?? Also, one final question - when do you start putting your chicks on the ground and letting them nibble grass? I have put mine out in the sunshine the last couple of days (it's around 80 here) and they have loved nibbling the grass and picking at stuff. Is this okay to do?