Feeding Cornish cross

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by korn19bread, Nov 23, 2015.

  1. korn19bread

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    Can I feed Cornish x chickens medicated chick feed until slaughter? Accidentally grabbed the wrong bag..
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    What specific medication is listed on the tag? There are a few different ones used in poultry feed - one of the most common ones seen in medicated starter is Amprolium, do you see that on the tag? Are you raising/processing for your own consumption or for distribution?
     
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    Yes that's what it has in it. The actual tag is gone but the bag says amprolium.. They are just for our table. I have some layers on laying crumble, and some younger cx and layers about 5 weeks so I keep in starter a little longer and grabbed the medicated bag. Wanting to slaughter the 2, 8 week cx in 2 weeks, should I use medicated starter grower or layer?
     
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    Here's the thing about amprolium - there really isn't an official withdrawal time documented for it in meat birds because the way the meat birds are raised in the large industrial setups precludes the need for preventative dosing through feed. That being said - for personal consumption birds it would be a matter of making a choice for yourself/your family. Amprolium itself is a thiamine blocker - whether the levels at which it may be present in the meat would be an issue or concern is something you have to decide.

    http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/animaldrugsatfda/details.cfm?dn=013-149
     
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    So will it hurt us? Or make it taste funny? Will putting them on layer for a week or 2 harm them? I feed 12 on 12 off..
     
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    And what about wenzine?
     

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