How long to feed medicated feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chickylady, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. chickylady

    chickylady Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 14, 2008
    grand rapids
    Hi all. I am feeding my new chicks Purina Mills start and grow medicated feed 18% protein. On the package it says to feed until 18 weeks.
    Does anyone else use this feed? and is it safe to feed the medicated starter/grower for that amount of time. I am assuming the feed company knows what they are doing.? Any advice would greatly help.
  2. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2009
    it is made for chickens till they are laying
    then laying feed
    medicated feed just gives them enough medication to ward off coccidiosis
    can't harm them
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Yes, it safe to feed them that until they go on their layer feed which will be unmedicated.
    Around here seperate non-medicated grower is not available, so medicated starter/grower is what I fed until I got my first egg @ 19 weeks.

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