Medicated Feed

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by desertgirl, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. desertgirl

    desertgirl Roo Magnet

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    My new chicks seem to like their chick-chow well enough-how do I assure that it is medicated against coccidiosis? Will it simply say "medicated" somewhere on the bag? What is the drug(s) I should be looking for?
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Yes it should say medicated on the bag. There should be a white tag on the bag somewhere. The drug you are looking for is amprolium (sp?).
     
  3. granmahen

    granmahen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, that's what mine says on the tag, on the bag it just says medicated.
     
  4. desertgirl

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    Running home to check on chicks and writing on the bag. Thank you!!!!!

    Thank goodness for lunch hours.
     
  5. desertgirl

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    By the way,gritstar, love both of your siganture lines. Blessed be![​IMG]
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    And the brightest of blessings to you! [​IMG]
     
  7. desertgirl

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    So I just checked-not medicated. Called the lady at the feed store to verify, and she (quite indignantly) told me that none of her feed is medicated, that it totally unneccessary here in New Mexico.

    I only have the three little chicks, oldest is three days old (other two are two days old). I have them on straw in a brood box in my bathroom, and I change the straw every other day. Should I run out and get the medicated, or is the lady at the feed store on the right track(it is pretty dry here).
    Thoughts?[​IMG]
     
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  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Sorry desertgirl for not getting back to you sooner. Been gone all day.
    It is considerably wetter here than where you are. I would not consider giving non-medicated here based on that alone. Feeding medicated is such an easy way to give them some protection against something that can kill them easily.
    Here's a bump so that perhaps someone from your state can chime in on this.
     
  9. desertgirl

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    Thank you![​IMG]
     
  10. terri9630

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    Quote:The walmart here sells the medicated chick feed.
     

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