Medicated vs Organic

Discussion in 'Nutrition - Sponsored by Purina Poultry' started by TNchick8209, Mar 11, 2017.

  1. TNchick8209

    TNchick8209 In the Brooder

    Feb 10, 2017
    Church Hill Tennessee
    Hey everyone looking for opinions on which feeds you prefer. I have 12 chicks and 2 ducks and they are on organic. Give me all feed backs all is welcomed. Thanks and God bless

  2. CoopintheWoods

    CoopintheWoods Chirping

    Dec 27, 2016
    I have never tried an organic starter, but Purina medicated worked well for me.
  3. DrPatrickBiggs

    DrPatrickBiggs Chirping

    Aug 20, 2015
    Great question! There are a few key differences between medicated starter feeds and an organic starter feed, which you should consider based upon the goals you have for your backyard flock.

    If you are choosing to raise or feed your birds organically, then you cannot use a medicated starter feed. If organic is your preference, then you don’t have a medicated option. If organic is not a big concern and you want to protect your birds from coccidiosis, then a medicated starter feed would be your option. Now, if your birds were vaccinated at the hatchery, then you can feed them a non-medicated starter or the organic starter. Don’t feed the medicated feed to birds that have been vaccinated. The medication will kill the vaccine and render it useless.

    You might find this overview about medicated vs. non-medicated feed helpful!

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