Medicated starter

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Stamper, May 10, 2009.

  1. Stamper

    Stamper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So what exactly is in it?
    Does everyone use it?
    It's only for chicks, right?
    If you are raising chicks and ducklings together, what do you use?

    Thank you!
     
  2. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Shawnee, OKlahoma
    Amprolium is what is in it. You need to feed you chicks with it until they are 8 weeks old. And I dont know if you can feed it to the ducks.
     
  3. Stamper

    Stamper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You need to? I thought that some did and some didn't. Is it an antibiotic?

    Anyone?
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    No it is NOT an antibiotic, it is a thiamine blocker, completely safe. The problem is that even when I feed medicated starter, mine still get cocci. I think they've lowered the dosage or its just not as effective anymore. You can feed medicated till they start to lay.
     
  5. cochinbantam-lover

    cochinbantam-lover Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Wisconsin
    Quote:That makes me nervous!! I got the organic chick starter not medicated, are my chicks going to get sick? Do you think that I should feed the medicated not the organic, just want what is best for my chicks! [​IMG]

    Thanks much!
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

  7. cochinbantam-lover

    cochinbantam-lover Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Wisconsin
    Quote:Thanks so much, what if I have my chicks vaccinated for cocci?
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    If they are vaccinated for cocci, then the meds in the feed will void that. You need non-medicated in that case.
     

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