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Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Mrs. BJ Hensley Jr., Aug 16, 2010.
I have new keets that just hatched yestrday. Should I give them medicated or non-medicated starter?
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.
I mix the medicated chick starter with non medicated gamebird starter. If my feed store carried medicated gamebird starter I would use it.
whats the diff. between non-medicated game starter and non-medicated chick starter?
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.
Why give medicine to a bird that isn't sick?
In this case medicated means a feed that includes amprollium. Amprollium to help protect the young birds from an over load of cocci.
How are the keets doing and what are you feeding?
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.