medicated chick feed or not?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by JanetfromDayton, May 20, 2011.

  1. JanetfromDayton

    JanetfromDayton Out Of The Brooder

    May 13, 2011
    I have 12 chicks I bought at TSC end of April. 6 bantams and 6 were just labeled pullets. I bought the Chick Starter crumbles that is medicated to start them out. Went back and bought a 2nd 5# bag that they went through in a week. Yesterday I went to the local mill and bought a 50# bag of their chick feed. It was only $10. Much cheaper. I asked if it was medicated and he said they no longer put medication in their feed. Should they have the medicated feed or is what I bought ok? It's 18% protein. They love it.
  2. blueheaven

    blueheaven Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2009
    Central Indiana
    i don't use med as i want my chix all natural.
    just keep coop clean when they are young.
  3. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
    Under Your bed
    Medicated helps prevent cocci.

    Non-medicated does not. I personaly feed medicated. I had an experience

    with cocci, and it is NOT fun.

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