Medicated vs non medicated food for pullets

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by lczobrist, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. lczobrist

    lczobrist Chirping

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    I got 4 egg laying pullets. I had already bought 50lb non medicated starter and growing food. Should I go ahead and buy some medicated as well?? I don't want my chicks to get sick.. thoughts anyone
     

  2. TOP KNOT

    TOP KNOT Songster

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    I never use medicated, ever. I add organic apple cider vinegar to their water. 1 T per gallon.
     
  3. lczobrist

    lczobrist Chirping

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    Thanks,

    I was reading up on it and found a great article about it. I think I made the right choice, I did see about the apple cider vinegar along with a dollop of yogurt a day to improve digestive health. I also bought the abc Corid just in case..

    Thanks for your feedback
     
  4. If you have 'egg laying pullets' you need to buy and feed Layer Pellets vs. Starter/Grower which is for younger birds.

    Starter/Grower will not have adequate calcium for a laying chicken.

    I also put apple cider vinegar in their waterers at 1 tbsp. per gallon water.
     

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