goslings ate medicated feed, what now?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by griddles, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. griddles

    griddles Out Of The Brooder

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    My goslings and ducklings may have eaten medicated feed, I am not 100% on this but I have lost three now. Is their something I can do? Or is it hopeless? They may have been eating it for a few days before I realized it.
     
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  2. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Just make sure they don't get anymore and it will work its way out of their system. There isn't much more I know of that you can do.
     
  3. griddles

    griddles Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you, Im not sure thats even it but I dont know what else it could be. [​IMG]
     
  4. Picco

    Picco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Waterfowl are pretty tough but just in case its not an overdose and its something bacterial/viral make sure everything is clean and dry for them. Clean all the feeders and waterers with hot water and a bleach solution and make sure they are well rinsed before giving them back. remove them to a new brooder with new clean and dry bedding and hope for the best.
     
  5. griddles

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    Ok. I also bought tetramycin hoping it will help. Thanks so much for your help.[​IMG]
     
  6. foxtrapper

    foxtrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a non issue. I've raised mine on medicated feed in fact.

    The cautionary warning is an old outdated legacy from a long abandoned type of medication, and based on the theoretical potential. As I recall, the birds would have to eat many pounds of feed each day to manage to endanger themselves.
     

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