Medicated feed an compost

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  1. jtbrown

    jtbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not sure where to post this. I am wanting to compost my chicken manure but then thought about the medicated feed. does anyone compost chicken manure (chick) w the wood shavings when on medicated feed? If not when can I switch to nonmedicated chick starter and be ok? Appreciate any input. . .
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't see why medicated feed would be a problem in compost. It's not an antibiotic, and even if it were, the quantity would be small.
     
  3. jtbrown

    jtbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, appreciate, I was hoping it was ok.
     
  4. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    I was told before to not let adult hens eat the medicated as it passes something to the eggs and some people are sensitive to it. Maybe it was sulfur? having a brain cramp....will have to get back to it [​IMG] see if I can figure it out. I don't use it just in case...but of course I have plenty of stuff to compost without the chick stuff [​IMG]

    eta-my point was that if hens can pass it to the egg I wouldn't be eager to put in compost if it was being used for food product, jmo...
     
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