??? on how long medicated feed stays in a chickens system

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by tigerkitten45, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. tigerkitten45

    tigerkitten45 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2010
    I have had my flock on medicated started now for quite some time. I know when they get to laying age that they need layer pellets. The oldest birds are ready to start laying and i did get my first egg today, so it is time to change feed, but how long does the medication take to get out of their systems?? I am also waiting on a man to come take some of my roosters so i can seperate my flock better.
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2010
  2. turtlebird

    turtlebird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2009
    I don't know how long the coccidiostat stays in their systems after you switch feeds. Most meds/wormers have a two week withdrawal time. I would wait at least that long. I would suggest looking at your feed bag and seeing if you can find withdrawal times for the specific coccidiostat used. Better to be safe than sorry?
    I switched to unmedicated starter after 10 weeks......I am wondering if I switched too early?
    Let us know what you find out [​IMG]
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    There really is not a good reason why you need a withdrawal time from amprollium.

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