Medicated Or Not Medicated Feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Grand-hen-ma, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. Grand-hen-ma

    Grand-hen-ma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I was reading some of the 'just posted' here in the forum and I noticed some people prefer to feed their girls medicated feed and some prefer to feed non medicated feed. Can anyone tell me the pro's and con's of both?

    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2011
  2. Grand-hen-ma

    Grand-hen-ma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone???
     
  3. ChickenAl

    ChickenAl Diagnosis...Chicken-Headed

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    We went the non-medicated route. Since we only had 6 chicks we thought it best to not use medicated feed and let them build their own immunity. Not saying this was the best route, but for us it was a matter of using organic feed and not wanting to medicate. It is a question of individual choice. I am sure there are pros and cons for either opinion. Go with what feels right for you after you have heard a few people post their experiences using either one.
     
  4. dgecko

    dgecko Chillin' With My Peeps

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    non medicated feed is all I use this way I can feed everybody the same type food to my ducks, turkeys and chicks. I can also feed wild baby birds all i do is wet the food a little and feed it to wild birds. I am feeding a baby blue jay right now.
     
  5. silkie4

    silkie4 Out Of The Brooder

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    We were told to feed medicated for the first bag then switch to the non medicated..... not sure as to why....
     
  6. Courtney134

    Courtney134 Out Of The Brooder

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    I use medicated feed right now for my chicks. I figured I'd rather be safe than sorry. [​IMG]
     
  7. DixieChickie

    DixieChickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feed non medicated, to the chicks, they go through their first 2 weeks with medicated then over to nonmedicated...mixing them together to start switching.

    PS, how's your hen that was feeling poorly?
     
  8. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I buy a small bag of medicated when I first get the chicks and when that's gone, I switch to non-medicated.

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  9. chickenbythesea

    chickenbythesea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've only seen medicated here.. it might be an agriculture thing, so that's what ours are on. But, since we're not getting eggs yet it's not a big deal
     
  10. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    I feed medicated, they guy at the feedstore hadn't even heard of non medicated feed. Better safe then sorry I always say!
     

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