just bouhgt chick feed i think i got the wrong stuff HELP!

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  1. pefferlawchicken

    pefferlawchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my chiks will be hatching any day know and i just drove all the way to the nearest feed store and asked for chik starter and they gave me a 50lbs bag of feed and thats all they had

    this is what the label says

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    20% chicke starter Feed this medicated feed as the sole ration to chicks untill 6 weeks of age
    crumbles
    **AMPROL***
    medicated




    is this the write stuff this is only stuff i can get ????!
     
  2. daisychick

    daisychick Incubator Tetris Master Consultant

    Feb 8, 2009
    Colorado
    Sounds like the right stuff to me. [​IMG] I feed medicated chick starter all the time.
     
  3. wolfbaine30

    wolfbaine30 Crazy Rooster

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    yep,you got thr right stuff.
     
  4. Jenski

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2008
    Middle Tennessee
    There are two camps on whether to feed medicated starter or not, and both have very valid arguments. The medication in your feed is just a thiamine blocker, which prevents the coccidia (protozoa found in soil) from absorbing the B vitamin they need to survive. No scary drug there.

    Coccidiosis can kill young chicks, so this is why many folks choose this type of feed. Do note that even on medicated feed chicks can be vulnerable to cocci, so always keep a close eye on their droppings and be alert to the presence of blood or excessive mucous. This is the beginning of your life watching poop. Enjoy! [​IMG]

    Have fun with your chicks!
     
  5. chilling in muscadine

    chilling in muscadine { I love being disfunctual }

    Jun 8, 2008
    muscadine, al.
    You got the right stuff. Good luck on your hatch and don't forget we all want to see the pics.[​IMG]
     
  6. RIVERA69R

    RIVERA69R Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YUP YOUR GOOD TO GO [​IMG]
     
  7. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's ALL good mon(And yes, I mean MON, not man!) [​IMG]

    P.s good luck
     
  8. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    No problem with that feed, you got the right one!
     
  9. peaceful

    peaceful Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's starter mash which is right, although it's medicated. I feed mine unmedicated personally.
     

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