medicated or non-medicated?


5 Years
Apr 22, 2014
So I am new to chickens... well will be I am getting 10 chicks on may 7th from TSC. So I already got a chick feed from my local TSC and it is the rolling acres chick starter in a green bag but I don't know if I want to get a different on or stick with this one. I really like manna pro's stuff and found that they have chick starters but don't know if I want medicated or non-medicated, I know it is kind of personal preference but I would like some options. In a book I read that it is better to get medicated because it helps with the chicks not getting diseases and dying but please help me out? And how long do you feed chick starter for I have seen online it says around 6-8 weeks? Also how do feel about manna pro's organic layer pellets for adults?
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6 Years
Apr 3, 2014
I am using non-medicated and it depends on how your raising your chicks.
Use medicated if,
You brood chicks in warm, humid weather.
You brood large quantities of chicks at a time.
You keep chicks in the same brooder for more than 3 weeks.
You brood one batch of chicks after another.
Your sanitation isn't up to snuff.

You shouldn't need medicated feed if you brood in late winter or early spring.

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