How can you tell if the chick feed is medicated?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Hoover67, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. Hoover67

    Hoover67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some DuMour Chick starter. I was feeding it to the button quail until I get the gamebird feed. .. long story. I have some Arrow chick starter that I thought was not medicated but now I think it is. I misread the label of the ingredients. I see nothing about medication on the DuMour starter. Does any one know?

    My neighbor picked up the gamebird feed. The feed store gave her Purina Flock Raiser. Please help me find out if any of these are acceptable for my button quail. This is stressful!

    Arrow Feeds Poultry Developer
    DuMour Starter
    Purina Mills Flock Developer

    Thanks. :eek:
     
  2. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    It should say on the bag if it's medicated.

    I know nothing of BQ so can't help you there.
     
  3. WelshHarlequinDuck

    WelshHarlequinDuck New Egg

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    I also don't know about button quail but if the feed is medicated it is the law that it must state so on the tag or on the bag if there is no tag. If neither the tag nor bag state a medication it is unmedicated. Typically the medication is not listed in the list of ingredients. It is at the top portion of the tag, above the guaranteed analysis. (I used to create feed labels at my last job [​IMG] )

    I do know that the Purina Flock Raiser is not medicated. That is what I am feeding my ducks. It is an all purpose flock feed for ducks, broilers, geese and turkeys but I don't know about BQ. My flock raiser is a mini pellet so it might be to big for them?
     
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2008
  4. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont think the Dumor is medicated, I used it before I got a better deal from the mill. Theirs is medicated and it says so on the tag.
     

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