Medicated Starter

MontanaDolphin

Songster
6 Years
Feb 16, 2013
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Columbia, Virginia
From what I've read, it's your choice when to switch them off of it. Some people don't even use medicated starter. They need to stay on medicated or non medicated starter until they mature...I think I remember it being somewhere between 14-18 weeks when you switch to regular chicken food. But to switch to regular starter from medicated...that's up to you. Medicated does NOT protect them completely from cocci, it just gives them a better chance of not becoming infected.

Edited to add: this is what I was told by the lady at Southern States regarding the cocci.
 
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AlienChick

Crowing
Apr 9, 2010
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Glasgow, KY
Yeah, I agree.
It's up to you when you want to switch.
I, personally, will just feed it till the bag runs out.
Then I feed non-med chick feed till they start laying.
 

rswojo

Chirping
6 Years
Mar 10, 2013
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I feed 40 chicks one bag of medicated which usually runs out at about 4 weeks. Then I switch to non-medicated broiler grower. If you have fewer chicks and it lasts longer don't worry about it.
 

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