I think I'm getting some peeps tomorrow!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickmama320, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. chickmama320

    chickmama320 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I think I may have finally found somewhere to get my peeps from. I am sooo excited. Hubby just went out to buy the pine shavings. I want to go ahead and get is set up this evening so that I can get it warmed up. I need to go and get a waterer tomorrow though (I thinks I have everything else though... feeder, feed, lamp, bulb, dog crate). Please let me know if I am forgetting anything.
    What do I need to do before I go pick them up? What do I need to do once I get them? When I am at the feed store in the morning do I need to pick up anything to add to the water? He has some ranging from day olds to two weeks. I think I am going to go for some one weekers.
     
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    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    [​IMG] I have started all of my chicks on medicated Starter/Grower feed and plenty of just plain well water. I have never had any health issues with my birds. (Knock on wood.....) Once you bring those chicks home you will be an addict. Please post some pics when you get them.
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  3. chickmama320

    chickmama320 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have purina start and grow... I don't see anywhere on it saying that it is medicated vs orgainic.
     
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    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I don't worry about organic. When I switch them over to layer, it's unmedicated. There is usually a tag on the bag that will say medicated if the Starter/Grower is medicated.

    I personally use the medicated Starter/Grower. The medication is sulfa based. It inhibits the growth of cocci so the cocci can't reproduce. Amprolium, is the medication in feed. Only a problem if you have allergies to sulfa or are super sensitive to sulfa drugs.
     

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