is dumor chick starter/grower medicated feed?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chirpchirp, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. chirpchirp

    chirpchirp Out Of The Brooder

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    i ordered 25 chicks to arrive in june, and i was buying all my supplies in advance. i bought dumor chick start/grower 20% from Tractor Supply (it's the only kind they had), but no where on the bag does it say medicated.... do you have to feed medicated, i dont think the hatchery (Welp) vaccinates them for Coccidiosis. i don't know what to do? any advice? thanks from a nervous chick mom to be!
     
  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    you do NOT have to have medicated-it is a choice-I don't use it and have never had a problem doens't mean I won't though--I have a bag that I had to buy because I ran out of chick starter-used it for 2 days and switched back when I could get more of my regular food-I will however use it on the new batch of chicks that hatch in 2 weeks-one to get rid of it and two-to give them a boost for their immune systems for coccidious-
     
  3. JessaLynn

    JessaLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feed ours Dumor and no problems.I also got ours from Welp and have had such good luck with them.This is our second year and I'm so impressed by Welp's quality of chicks.Ours are beautiful and healthy.They don't vaccinate them for cocci.Only Marek's by request. In my expereince they will be just fine with unmedicated feed.It's just a precaution.
     
  4. chirpchirp

    chirpchirp Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your advice and info - I feel much better now, I am so excited, and to hear you had a good experience w/Welp I am even more excited and anxious (in a good way:) Thanks again!
     
  5. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    I buy Dumor. I have noticed that the chick starter that I got this year had much larger pieces in it than last year. I ended up grinding it in the blender to make it easier for the chicks.
     
  6. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    We have used Welp before - good people and easy to deal with.

    I'm pretty sure Dumor feed isn't medicated - check the lable on the bag. If it's medicated it had to say so on the bag lable.

    medicated feed isn't a must, some use it some don't. We do use it.

    Steve in NC
     
  7. colby318

    colby318 got 'dottes?

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    Dumor at our TSC is not medicated. Southern States carries it though. I switch to medicated when we move them outside to our broody coop/run.
     
  8. mamamahoney

    mamamahoney Just Hatched

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    For the first time in my 50 odd years of caring for chicks, I had a case of coccidiosis. It was also the first time I'd ever used Dumor chick starter. I lost 5 of the 10 chicks affected.
     

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