medicated chick feed?????

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  1. MEchickenfarmer33

    MEchickenfarmer33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how long do i feed medicated MannaPro chick starter??? it doesn't say on the packaging
     
  2. linben

    linben Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I fed until they started laying.
     
  3. Tiss

    Tiss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I usually just feed it for the first 3 weeks or so then switch to the plain chick grower.
     
  4. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    I usually keep them on chick starter until they're around 4-6 weeks, then switch to Nutrena All Flock.
     
  5. lorain's fids

    lorain's fids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks are 9 weeks-they have about 1 or 2 days left of the medicated feed and then I will buy a bag of the grower feed.
     
  6. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Feed medicated until you are sure of their exposure to Cocci. This exposure comes from the dirt, usually. In some folks' eyes, the blocker is most important at 8-10 weeks when the chicks have left the safety of their brooder and are now on the dirt. Something to consider.
     
  7. lorain's fids

    lorain's fids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fred's Hens :

    Feed medicated until you are sure of their exposure to Cocci. This exposure comes from the dirt, usually. In some folks' eyes, the blocker is most important at 8-10 weeks when the chicks have left the safety of their brooder and are now on the dirt. Something to consider.

    I didn't know they could pick up something from the dirt--so now that is something to consider ....
    I have only a bit left of the medicated feed and the chicks are 9 weeks old--so maybe it is better to get another bag of the medicated feed and keep them on it for awhile longer.​
     
  8. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    The medicated feed from Purina (Start and Grow) doesn't seem any more expensive then Flock Raiser or other feeds, so I chose to keep mine on it until they start laying. I have not had any coccidia outbreaks, so I can't see any downside to feeding it. It helps to create immunity to cocci and contains amprollium (not an antibiotic).
     
  9. humpbacks1962

    humpbacks1962 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought a big, 50 lb bag of medicated feed for four chicks. By the time they were 8-9 weeks old, it was all gone. Then I switched to grower feed.
    They are doing just fine.
    In fact, when they come out of the coop they head straight out to the dirt to dig for bugs and eat the Purina every now and then. I think I am feeding all the wild birds in the neighborhood, though [​IMG]
     
  10. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I fed mine the Manna Pro medicated chick starter until the bag was done.

    Then I switched to another brand of unmedicated grower crumbles.


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