- Apr 19, 2013
When I went to purchase more feed for my chicks today, the lady at the counter told me I "couldn't" feed non-medicated feed to my chicks. That if I wasn't feeding medicated feed then the chicks could pass on worms to my other pets and children. All I have read about medicated feed relates to the health and well-being of the birds. I have not come across anything leading me to believe that the worms are passed on to other animals and humans. Can anyone help me out here? I ended up buying both kinds of feed, but at this point have continued with the non-medicated. My five chicks are currently 5 weeks old and seem very healthy so far.