Help!! Wrong feed to my cockerels!

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Rock-n-Roo, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. Rock-n-Roo

    Rock-n-Roo Out Of The Brooder

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    I've been laid-up due to minor surgery and my son inadvertently bought and fed medicated feed to the boys set for slaughter. [​IMG] They have been on it for 5 days.

    How long should I keep them on it and how long after feeding them non-medicated feed can they be butchered? [​IMG]
     
  2. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some would say less but I would get them and standard feed for a couple weeks before slaughter. Save the medicated for your next set of chicks.
     
  3. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

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    High Springs, FL
    Depends on what the medication is....Amprolium or antibiotic?
     
  4. Rock-n-Roo

    Rock-n-Roo Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:It's Purina Start and Grow. Not sure what's in it. I'll have to look it up.
     
  5. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

    Nov 11, 2008
    High Springs, FL
    I believe it's Amprolium which is a 24hr withdrawal.
     
  6. Rock-n-Roo

    Rock-n-Roo Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I went to their website and they don't list the ingredients but the FAQ's mentioned Amprolium so I assume that's what it is.

    Thanks for your help! [​IMG]
     
  7. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

    Nov 11, 2008
    High Springs, FL
    I just went and looked at my tag. It's amprolium so you are good to go [​IMG]
     
  8. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    The "medicated" is not antibiotic if it is amprollum. That is vitamin based. Even antibiotic is not a problem unless you are allergic to the antibiotic, which, of course, means you can't sell birds until after the withdrawal period because you don't know which customers might be allergic to antibiotic.

    Your birds are fine. You can send your son down for another bag of feed and switch feeds, or if you aren't butchering for awhile, go ahead and feed it and then switch at least a few days before butchering.
     
  9. Rock-n-Roo

    Rock-n-Roo Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks all for your input!! [​IMG]
     

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