Newborn keets, medicated or non-medicated feed?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Mrs. BJ Hensley Jr., Aug 16, 2010.

  1. Mrs. BJ Hensley Jr.

    Mrs. BJ Hensley Jr. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have new keets that just hatched yestrday. Should I give them medicated or non-medicated starter?
     
  2. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    I feed mine the Purina medicated chick starter. Most of the time I change them to the Purina gamebird startena after a week or two to get them the higher protien they need. My feed store doesn't carry this in the medicated and thats why I start with the chick starter. They will do fine on either but I like the medicated for all my birds.
     
  3. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I mix the medicated chick starter with non medicated gamebird starter. If my feed store carried medicated gamebird starter I would use it.
     
  4. Mrs. BJ Hensley Jr.

    Mrs. BJ Hensley Jr. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    whats the diff. between non-medicated game starter and non-medicated chick starter?
     
  5. robin416

    robin416 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2007
    Protein levels. Game feed is 26% and up, which is what keets should be started on.

    I don't seem to have a problem with cocci so I never use medicated feed for anything. I do keep corrid to go in to the waterers just in case but have yet needed to use it.
     
  6. HyLinda

    HyLinda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why give medicine to a bird that isn't sick?
     
  7. robin416

    robin416 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2007
    In this case medicated means a feed that includes amprollium. Amprollium to help protect the young birds from an over load of cocci.
     
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  8. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    How are the keets doing and what are you feeding?
     
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  9. mama2many

    mama2many Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Non medicated game bird starter. I have used that with all my babies and they are fine. In a pinch I will mix it or if I'm doing a mixed flock. Wishing you well-they are a delight.
     

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