howlong to give med chick starter

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by little blue, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. little blue

    little blue Chillin' with my Orps

    Jul 11, 2010
    Mansfield, CT
    how long does everyone give med starter an is it o.k at like 4 week to switch to just chick starter.
     
  2. VioletandBodie

    VioletandBodie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aug 11, 2010
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    hmm i don't even know if they need it medicated... i herd people saying it has never been a problem with out medicating but i don't really know. also the peacock in your avatar is beautiful
     
  3. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    I give medicated starter until they are at least 6 weeks old...I was told it will decrease their chances of getting diseases..kind of like a vaccination against chix pox. as a child...but I dont' stress out over it...years ago I didn't use it and they are fine, with no diseases or complications.
     
  4. bigdawg

    bigdawg AA Poultry

    Jun 28, 2009
    middle tenn
    i feed mine chick starter until i see the first egg. my silkies eat starter all the time. as they are always setting and hatching babys.
     

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