Medicated starter--time to switch??

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by derbychick, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. derbychick

    derbychick Chirping

    Mar 25, 2007
    Charlestown, IN
    Our four chicks range from 6-8 weeks old and we have gone through a 25 lb. bag of medicated start & grow. Tonight we have to go get more... should we continue with medicated feed or switch to unmedicated? Would it be harmful to them in any way to continue with medicated beyond 8 weeks? I know this 25 lb. bag won't last nearly as long as the first!

  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    I would just go ahead and get the medicated. I feed medicated chick starter grower till they switch to their layer.
  3. Cheri

    Cheri Songster

    May 6, 2007
    Dayton, TX
    Yeah I was told to leave them on the starter grower until they were about 20 weeks or so.

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