Help!!Medicated Feed

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by teachao, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. teachao

    teachao In the Brooder

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    What will happen if ducks get a hold of medicated chicken feed? Went to the feed store told them I wanted the starter chicken feed like I had before. I didnot pay attention until I got home and granddaughter was feeding the ducklings and chicks. The ducklings were born on Memorial Day. It will be tomorrow before I can get back to the store and tomorrow afternoon before I can home to feed them the chick sarter food they have been on. Anne
     
  2. Haley_LinckHillPoultry

    Haley_LinckHillPoultry Songster

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    They'll be fine, just don't let them overgorge. I have medicated chick feed, and that's what the ducklings get until I get nonmedicated. They're fine.
     
  3. teachao

    teachao In the Brooder

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    thank you thank you!!!! i was sitting here praying they would not die. I have been watching their every move.
     
  4. Judy

    Judy Crowing

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    Medicated with what???

    Most medicated feed is medicated with amprolium, which will not hurt a duck. Years ago, feed was medicated with some kind of stuff that had arsenic in it, which WAS harmful to a duck. If it is medicated with an antibiotic, then I do not know.
     
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  5. txredneckmedic

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    i get the purina medicated starter and have raised ducks on it fine
     
  6. ExpLo721

    ExpLo721 In the Brooder

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    I hate to be skeptical but I sure would hope more people would confirm this. I've heard that feeding medicated feed to ducks are a big no-no.
     
  7. txredneckmedic

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    I was skeptical also but my feed store got in contact with their purina rep and they said it would not hurt the ducks. I am on my 2nd set of ducklings on it and their doing great.
     
  8. annek

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