Medicated food...HELP!!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by magikchick, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

    Apr 21, 2007
    SW Florida
    I picked up a sack of feed at the feed store on Saturday and two days later my chicks all have runny stools. When I check the bag it's medicated. I didn't ask for medicated feed.

    Will this hurt my chicks? I'm going by to get another bag of regular feed today.

  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Medicated feed has coccodiosants(sp) in it. I use it to prevent cocci in the young chicks. There shouldn't be anything wrong with it. It isn't an antibiotic or anything and the simple change in type of food could have altered their stools.
  3. Queen of the Lilliputians

    Queen of the Lilliputians Songster

    Apr 5, 2007
    Were your chicks vaccinated? I ask because the only prob with the medicated feed is that I think it cancels out the vax.

    Other than that, I exclusively feed my chicks medicated. I figure if it helps than I'm golden! My group is doing great.

    And I agree with Silkie, just changing the food at all (even just brands) can have that affect. After a few days they should be fine.

  4. dreamgirl

    dreamgirl Songster

    May 28, 2007
    Hudson Valley, NY
    Whenever you abruptly change feeds for any animal (cats, dogs cix, horses, etc.) they are likely to have digestive issues. The best way to change feed is to slowly add more and more of the new feed to the old over a week or two. Good luck!

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