Purina Flock Raiser

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by BarredBuff, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Even though it has a coccidiostat in it are the eggs produced off of that feed still edible? I asked a Purina Feed Specialist and they said it was okay to eat the meat and eggs because there is no withdrawl what do you think?
     
  2. pkeeler

    pkeeler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Usually, you stop chick feed before the chickens are old enough to lay eggs. I would probably avoid eating a chicken or egg that was on medicated feed. But after one or two weeks on non-medicated feed, everything should be flushed out.
     
  3. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Usually, you stop chick feed before the chickens are old enough to lay eggs.

    "Flock Raiser" is not a starter feed.
    It's a 20% protien feed​
     
  4. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    There is Flock Raiser that is medicated, and Flock Raiser that isnt. I get the Flock Raiser that isnt. Which doesnt answer your question, but I was concerned when you said your Flock Raiser had a coccidiostat in it. I went out and checked mine, and it doesnt. I use it for all my birds, except young chicks.
     
  5. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will try and find the non medicated version
     
  6. pkeeler

    pkeeler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "Flock Raiser" is not a starter feed.
    It's a 20% protien feed

    OK, but chickens, whether raised on medicated feed or not, are immune to cocchidosis by the time they are laying eggs. So, feeding a medicated feed past 20 weeks, at most, is a waste of money (if it is more expensive, sometimes it is cheaper). Either way, I would simply switch feed. But, in this litigious age, if the Purina guy is saying it is ok to eat, it must be ok.​
     
  7. CityChicker

    CityChicker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is interesting. I have never seen medicated Flock Raiser here locally. I will have to check now and see, but I have never noticed a medicated version.
     
  8. ice329

    ice329 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I called the feed maker of a feed i was using with the coccsidiant.. amp adp or something like that and they said you can eat a bird who was on that feed it was safe, no wait time. The reason I called was one of my Chuckers died when it got its leg tore off by a dog and I wanted to see what it tasted like, but it was still on half mix of the feed with the medication.... so even thought it was safe and I was assured of that... I still felt funny eating it..I am alive... This is just my opinion... but I would wait a week or two in the future regardless
     
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  9. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The thing is that it says it not medicated but I email the pourina people and they said it had amprol in it which they said was coccidiostat
     
  10. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Quote:Really now. I do NOT buy medicated feed, but I like Flock Raiser. Shouldn't it SAY on the bag if it's medicated?? I'm looking at the tag here and I'm not seeing Amprol in the ingredients. Something's bogus here.
    Does it have another name?

    Ah, from the website:
    Purina Mills[​IMG] Start & Grow[​IMG] SunFresh[​IMG] Recipe and Flock Raiser[​IMG] SunFresh[​IMG] Recipe products may be available with or without medication in your local area. Check with your local Purina Mills[​IMG] dealer for product availability.

    Maybe that's why some of us get medicated, and some of us don't.​
     
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