Layer hens eating medicated food?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chickenwoods, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. chickenwoods

    chickenwoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My brooder house has hardware cloth floor,my little hens(1 month old)love to bill (waste lol) there food out of the feeder on to the bedding,and eventually falls to the dirt floor in my barn,then my laying hens come around and eat it,
    I feed my 1 mo. olds 18%MFM Starter/Grower crumbls Medicated for Coccidiosis(spelling???)

    Is it ok if my hens get allitle of that??
     
  2. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    Most medicated chick feed has Amprolium which is not an antibiotic and has no withdraw time for eggs, so it's fine. [​IMG]
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Yep, confirmed, just check the tag to see if it is amprolium.
     
  4. chickenwoods

    chickenwoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, its amprolium...My hens love chick starter better than they do thier layer feed..lol
    They get up in the morning and go to thier feeder take a couple bites and say "ehy,same old same old nasty stuff",
    then i go to get the chick starter for my chicks all my layers perk up and i have to be careful not to step on any chickens,cuz they keep jumping up to peck at the bucket in my hand lol..[​IMG]
     

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