feeding medicated feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Fldeb, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. Fldeb

    Fldeb Out Of The Brooder

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    My chicks are 13 weeks old. I decided to switch from Dumor because they was always so much powder in the bottom of the bag. I went to a local feed store and got their starter/grower when I got home I realized that it is medicated. The Dumor was not. Can I feed this to my chicks or should I get the Dumor grower feed? Thanks for the help!!
     
  2. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

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    I've always fed Layena Starter for my chicks and they have done well. I'm not sure what changing the feed will do. In about 5-7 weeks they should be ready to transition on to a layer formula.
     
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    If they can eat it up within a month, you'll be fine. I don't personally like to feed medicated at point of lay.

    As for the "dust" at the bottom of bags, just pour just a little water into it and stir in a bucket. With just a little moisture, it returns to being crumbles!!! Chickens love moist food too!
     
  4. Fldeb

    Fldeb Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the help!! I have 6 RIRs and 6 blacksex links so I am pretty sure it will be gone in 4 weeks then I will switch to a layer feed.
     
  5. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Fred's Hens :

    If they can eat it up within a month, you'll be fine. I don't personally like to feed medicated at point of lay.

    As for the "dust" at the bottom of bags, just pour just a little water into it and stir in a bucket. With just a little moisture, it returns to being crumbles!!! Chickens love moist food too!

    Good to know! I have some powder from the bottom of the last bag and it's currently being ignored in the feeder while they eat the new crumbles.​
     

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