In tractor supply. No medicated starter?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Merrymouse, Mar 3, 2017.

  1. Merrymouse

    Merrymouse Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    So I'm in tractor supply to buy my supplies for my chicks that are coming next weeks. I'm a newbie so I wanted to start with medicated chick starter just to help out. If I buy non medicated but use a probiotic is that essentially the same thing? And should I use the probiotic and electrolyte together. Tried to take picture not sure if worked. Thanks
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    The medicated part of medicated starter is a coccidiostat - if you want to use a preventative approach (vs treating it IF it develops) you can use corid, etc in a preventative dose in their water. Probiotics, etc will not take the place of the coccidiostat.
     

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