In tractor supply. No medicated starter?

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

  1. Merrymouse

    Merrymouse Songster

    Jan 8, 2017
    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

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    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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