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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Randy17, Jul 12, 2007.

  1. Randy17

    Randy17 Out Of The Brooder

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    I did not know that I should have slowly switched from chick starter (medicated) to a non medicated feed. Will that hurt my hens? I am now feeding grower feed.




    Randy
     
  2. Rooster01

    Rooster01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No. I don't think it will hurt them. It might give them a upset stomach, but thats it.
     
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  3. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2007
    Vermont
    They should be OK.
    Just FYI, however, any time an animal is on a ration as opposed to a varied diet, it's always best practice to switch to a new ration slowly.
    Good luck with your little pullets!
     
  4. Randy17

    Randy17 Out Of The Brooder

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    So when I switch them from grower to layer I should mix the 2 feeds for awhile?
     
  5. AK-Bird-brain

    AK-Bird-brain I gots Duckies!

    May 7, 2007
    Sterling, Alaska
    we use a 75/25 mix for a week then 50/50 then 25/75
     
  6. Randy17

    Randy17 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks All!





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  7. s6bee

    s6bee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2007
    Western, NY
    so when should we begin the switch from medicated chick starter to unmedicated chick starter?
     

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