medcated feed and turkeya

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by cooperslady, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. cooperslady

    cooperslady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we are getting ready to slaughter our turkey are they ok to eat if still on medicated feed (turkey grower finsher)
     
  2. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    I would say yes it's ok to eat.
     
  3. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would ask yourself why you think you need medicated feeds. It can be hard to find starter without it, which is unfortunate. I go out of my way to make sure feeds are not medicated, and have very few problems. I have only had one adult bird get sick and have serious troubles. All of my other mortality has been in the first couple of days, when medicated feed makes no difference because the turkeys never started. IMO, the only time to use medicated feed is if you are raising a lot of birds in confinement together. If you give your birds plenty of room and plenty of air, you should not need medication.

    Sorry for the soapbox lecture.

    BTW, I also don't believe in marbles in the water or starting turkeys with chicks. I do put rocks in the water so the very young poults can't fall in and get wet.
     
  4. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    Amprollium is vitamin based and there is no withdrawal time, per the manufacturer. The food and drug administration recommends a 24 hour withdrawal period.
     
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