Oh Great..i'm Using Medicated Food

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by 1234duck, May 21, 2011.

  1. 1234duck

    1234duck Songster

    Is this WRONG to be using Purina Mills Start & Grow MEDICATED MEDICINAL? I Don't even know what "Medicinal" is... I'm sure the food i was using Before this bag of Purina Mills WASN'T Medicated. Grrrrr... when i get feed from the local pet store its in a brown paper bag b/c they would sell it in smaller amounts in stead of the larger big bag(probably b/c their making more $ by me buying it this way) stupid me just not thinking about it. So by it not being in a regular feed bag with feed name i dont know off hand the name and other info. But I'm sure I asked for a non medicated feed. ~MY PROBLEM IS WHEN MY MOM WENT TO THE FEED SUPPLY STORE (a different store than i go to) SHE PICKED UP FEED FOR ME (just trying to be helpful) & i just noticed it said Medicated. I've been feeding this to my 9week old duck which is now almost 11 weeks old & the new ducklings which are now 2 weeks old. [​IMG] [​IMG] WHY DO THEY EVEN SELL MEDICATED STARTER FEED? [​IMG] ~Julie~

  2. At 2 weeks old you can more or less move them on to a grower finisher, plus you need to get the protein levels down for your 11 week old too. So since you have been feeding it, finish the bag and move on to the grower/finisher. Dont worry about it if you have already been feeding it this long [​IMG]
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    It's fine to feed them the purina start and grow. I raise my ducklings on it. As long as the "medicene" in it is amprol/amprolium it is fine for them. It's a preventative against coccidiosis.....which ducklings can also get and die from.
  4. 1234duck

    1234duck Songster

    So it wont hurt them by feeding that? ~ What should i feed "lucky ducky"~ my baby.. well my bigggg baby,11 weeks? lol he's getting so big i love him so much he totally comes and follows me he even will come to see my mom and he loves to nibble on Dylan's arm or leg (my 9 yr old son). This week was his first time outside over night with the other ducks but not the Rouen/his daddy they just see each other through the fence since the Rouen drake is usually not too keen on other drakes lol but at lease the others for now all get along. Thanks, ~Julie~
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:No, it won't hurt them.....lucky ducky can still eat that too or you can switch him over to an all purpose feed.
  6. 1234duck

    1234duck Songster

    For my adult ducks i feed them a mixed feed with corn pieces, oyster and little pellets . I'll check to see what its called. Thank you, ~Julie~
  7. aduckstolemyheart

    aduckstolemyheart Songster

    Mar 23, 2010
    Watch giving oyster shells to drakes, it can cause problems for them. Liver or kidney, don't remember which one, but either way it's not good!

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by