?'s re new chicks and vaccines and medicated food

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by okto, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. okto

    okto Out Of The Brooder

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    i am planning on adding to my flock

    my current hens were purchased from mcmurray and vaccinated

    the new chicks will likely be from a backyard breeder

    once feathered out, the will be kept adjacent to the current flock for a gradual acclimatization

    do the chicks need medicated food? i dont plan on vaccinating them and they will remain separate from
    the flock until big enough to fend for themselves (approx 9 mnths)

    thanks
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    They don't need medicated food, but most medicated foods just help the birds build up an immunity to cocci, so it has no withdrawl time and is just a thamine blocker. Just acclimate them to the soil so they get slow exposure to the bugs out there and can become immune early on.
     

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