Sigh. I always always always buy unmedicated chick starter. I really think it's a very bad idea to feed medicated feed to chicks if they're not sick and there's no reason to believe they are going to get sick. Today I forgot to specify, and the feed store girl didn't ask. She just sold me the medicated. Didn't realize until I got it home, opened it up, dumped it in the feed bin... and fed it to the chickens. THEN I look at the label. Geez. My laying hens and young chickens all run together during the day, and get into each others's feed dishes. I read that it's still okay to eat the eggs from my layers even if they've been into the amprolium feed (yes, it's amprolium). Is this true? Any dissenting opinions on this? It ticks me off because a BIG reason we raise our own eggs and meat is to keep unnecessary medications and chemicals out of our bodies as much as we can. Even if the eggs are "safe" they won't be "clean." And it takes us a long time to go through a 50 pound bag of chick starter, so this will be a three-month exposure. Ugh ugh ugh. Think I should complain to the store, so they know their girls aren't asking? Or do I just forget it because, after all, I didn't specify or check. I don't expect them to fix it for me, because I do claim partial responsibility. But it would be nice if their people would ask consistently and not just assume. What do you think?