Non - Medicated Feed Now I am worried! =(

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chasiekitten12, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. chasiekitten12

    chasiekitten12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At the feed store the woman said we should use non-medicated feed. The chicks are not vaccinated. Will they be ok? We already bought the feed. Please help me understand this better! Thanks!
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    This decision is totally up to you. The medicated feed will not hurt them. Medicated feed uses Amprolium to help prevent the young chicks from contracting coccidiosis. Personally I generally use non-medicated, but it's an entirely personal choice, and when the feed store only has the medicated in, I'll still buy it and use it. Doesn't hurt the chicks and is just a personal choice.
     
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  3. chasiekitten12

    chasiekitten12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh ok! Thanks! I was worried about the 7 girls. After all they depend on me.
     
  4. dheltzel

    dheltzel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Pyxis is right. In any case, you might want to find a source of Amprolium in case you need it. Also, good hygiene will help a lot. The people that never see Coccidosis keep the chicks clean and dry because the organisms breed in dampness. Still, it's possible for them to get it even then, so knowing the symptoms and treatment is a good thing. Lots of messages here on this site to help with that.
     
  5. chasiekitten12

    chasiekitten12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys!
     

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