Quick! Need an answer on Nutrena chick starter...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Picky Chicky, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. Picky Chicky

    Picky Chicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My babies have been having some crazy amounts of cecal poo and so I was going to have DH pick me up some chick starter.

    DH went to Southern States and they're out. I called the local (much smaller) feed store and they have the Nutrena chick starter but the bag didn't say it was medicated - am I to assume that it's not medicated, or is all Nutrena/chick starter feeds medicated?

    Sorry if this is a stupid question, but thanks for the quick answers!
     
  2. Picky Chicky

    Picky Chicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry - have to give this one a nudge since DH is en route... he'll either pass the store and go home or stop... I've got about 20 minutes. [​IMG]
     
  3. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    I use Nutrena Nature Wise Chick Starter, and yes it is Medicated, for some reason it does not say it on the bag, but it does if you look at the little tag attached to the bottom of the bag (I think it's on the bottom, I ripped my off a when I bought it).
     
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  4. Picky Chicky

    Picky Chicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much!

    So is all chick starter medicated, or does it come non-medicated?
     
  5. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    If you get the Chick Starter/Grower, that is unmedicated. I emailed Nutrena to ask. It is also a mash.
     
  6. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    I believe you can buy non medicated? I don't know if Nutrena sells non medicated, but other brands do.
     
  7. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:yes, the Chick Starter/Grower is unmedicated. The Nature Wise Chick Starter is medicated.

    I called Nutrena to ask, because I use the chick starter/grower with my baby call ducks. Its a mash, so I wet it and feed them the wet mash, which they love.
     
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