I have noticed a lot of talk about medicated feed. Well, my feed store locally was sold out, sp we just got plain chick starter and grit (in case of pine shaving consumption....and treats in the near future). The medicated feed is really just for cocci-however its spelled, right? So as long as i keep the brooder clean, we should be golden, right? (Im pretty anal about that kind of thing, i even clean the outside run twice a week, and theres only two girls out there). Also-chickies have been here for almost 24 hours...and the 31 of them have mowed through TEN measuring cups of food and nearly two gallons of water. glad im a SAHCK (stay at home critter keeper) or those waterers would be bone dry! Crazy chickens!