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Rooster and medicated chick feed.....advice please?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by pinkchick, May 3, 2009.

  1. pinkchick

    pinkchick "Ain't nuttin' like having da' blues"

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    My rooster had been in sick bay for a week.... hens were pecking his feet to blood. I have been busy working a very long way from home with little time to help out with the chickens, so my 16 y/o daughters were taking care of him for me.
    (they are working off a prom dress debt....PROM its way too expensive)
    Anyway, they told me that they had fed him medicated chick feed? ARGH! What will this do? Should I be worried? His feet are healed, so I returned him to his flock. Should I be worried about the fertile eggs? Eating them or incubating them? I am not sure if this medicated stuff will transfer to the egg from the rooster. Silly question I know, but I know that all ye wise chicken peeps here will be able to set me straight.
    Thanks!
     
  2. rooster0209

    rooster0209 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think its going to cause a problem.
     
  3. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Right, not an antibiotic, won't hurt a thing.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    It's perfectly fine.
     
  5. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    basically you are speaking of the amproylium in the chicken feed
    and what ever he ate in the amt he ate it could not hurt the eggs either for eating or hatching

    but I would not make a practice of feeding it to the hens or rooster

    try and give them a
    natural probiotic wet mash
    2 qts of dry crumbles
    4 qts of milk sweet, sour, buttermilk
    1 cup of yoguart non flavored

    mix and feed 3 tbsp per adult chicken
    and what they eat in 20-30 minutes

    then clean the wet feeder and restock dry crumbles
    feed this twice a week then once a week

    by the by
    I did baby setting for my prom dress and as a matter of
    daily chores got up at 4 am and milked 8 cows, feed and watered 500 hens and made our lunch for school to walk 1/2 mile to school all by 8AM

    so your daughter is getting off cheap and will learn some good lessons for her adult life
     

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