Medicated food AND Sav-A-Chick - bad idea?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ladykbug, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. ladykbug

    ladykbug Out Of The Brooder

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    Hellllooooo!!! I am so happy to be here!!
    This is our first time having chickens and we are so excited. I was raised on a farm & we had chickens then, but this is my first experience on my own.

    We got our chicks Sunday from TSC. I mixed Sav-A-Chick to help with stress and feeding a sample pack of chick starter (non medicated). We also bought a 5# bag of starter - medicated and will start that today as the other is almost gone.

    One of the chicks has 'crooked neck' - I want to get some Poly-i-sol but can't get to town until Thursday. I was hoping the Sav-A-Chick would keep him going until then.
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    can I continue Sav-A-Chick AND feed medicated food ?? Don't want to over do the meds...
     
  2. ButchGood

    ButchGood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been using the medicated food from day one. Its been 3 and a half weeks and the chicks are doing excellent with just that. I do keep the Sav-A-Chick on hand just in case they get supper stressed out. So far I havn't had to brake it out. I was torn to use anything. I consider myself a organic person. But I decided to protect my investment.[​IMG] After the reccomended 6 weeks they will go on a organic diet.
     
  3. justduckyinVT

    justduckyinVT Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello,
    I've just hatched my first chicks and am waiting for more. I am using Sav A Chick and feeding Med starter. I understand the Sav A Chick is vitamins and the medicated feed is to protect them until their immune system kicks in. I'm not sure how long to go with the Sav A Chick but I'm feeling that when this first quart I mixed up is gone that might be it. I've seen it work wonders with my shipped ducklings. Good luck with your feathered friends.[​IMG]
     
  4. LaynaDon95

    LaynaDon95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sav-a-Chick and medicated feed is fine. Medicated feed contains Aprolium. It's a coccidia preventative. Sav-a-Chick is just vitamins and electrolytes. You can't overdose them on anything with these 2 things. You'll be fine. :)
     
  5. MissTee

    MissTee Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the thread. I was going to ask the same thing since I noticed the chick starter I got is medicated, even though thats not what I asked for- oops. And I've been using Sav a Chick as well. I'm happy to know that the combination isn't too much for them.
    BTW- It says on the Sav a Chick package to give it for 5 days in cases of stress. I'm gonna stop the electrolytes tomorrow since thats day 5 for me. My chicks are doing really well. :) yay!
     

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