OK to Switch back and Forth From Medicated Feed and Not?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by awtandrocks, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. awtandrocks

    awtandrocks Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 2, 2009
    I only have 10 chicken so it takes a while to go thru a 50lb bag of feed. My first bag of grower/starter was DuMor from TSC and for the next purchase I stopped at a local feed store and grabbed a bag of FRN brand grower feed, I didn't realize until I got home that it was the medicated feed.

    I noticed it is darker colored and smells a little different but the chooks seen to love it! Is is fine if I switch back and forth like this?

    P.S. The feed from the feed store was also $11 vs $14+ from TSC. [​IMG]
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    It will not hurt them to switch back and forth between medicated and unmedicated or to switch brands. The thing I would watch is starter versus grower. If they are at least 4 weeks old, the grower will work OK but if I remember right, the recommended age to switch from starter to grower is 6 weeks. It should have less protein, probably 16% for the grower instead of 20% for the starter.
  3. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    ITs ok to, but dont try to do it constantly

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