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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by worms7, Nov 3, 2015.

  1. worms7

    worms7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do you need medicated layers pellet or none medicated for point of lay pullets
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  2. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't use medicated feed at all, and my chickens have done just fine. Good luck with your flock! :)
     
  3. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    They don't make such a thing as medicated layer feed. It is for chicks when they're most vulnerable to coccidiosis. By the time they're grown they are usually exposed enough to be resistant. The protozoa coccidia is the only thing medicated feed is for.
     
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  4. wamtazlady

    wamtazlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't feed medicated food to my chicks. I did have them vaccinated for coccidia. Now that they are grown and laying I feed them a good All Flock feed in pellet form as well as crushed oyster shells in a dish. I don't feed layer feed as I have roosters that don't need the added calcium that is found in layer feed.
     
  5. barneveldrerman

    barneveldrerman Chillin' With My Peeps

    I also don't feed my chickens medicated food because if they get ill( which hasn't happened) you can just give them medicine.
     

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