Should I be medicating my 10wk old chicks??????

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by flygilmore, May 19, 2016.

  1. flygilmore

    flygilmore Out Of The Brooder

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    So, I've got 27 birds......14 pullets and 13 Bantams (various sex) that are right around the 10wk age mark. I lost my 1st bird the other day which was surprising since I didn't lose ANY at the beginning. This got me thinking, should I be giving my birds some type of supplement etc. etc.? I've not given anything to them medication wise unless it's in the 24% Starter I've been feeding them. Everybody seems healthy but I'm curious now. Advice, thoughts?????? Where to get????

    Thanks!!!
     
    Last edited: May 19, 2016
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    No medication needed unless you know you are actually dealing with a disease. An occasional death can happens at any age, I wouldn't be concerned unless you notice things like being listless chicks, diarrhea, especially with blood, sneezing, watery discharge, or multiple deaths.
     
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  3. flygilmore

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    Ok, I really appreciate the answer!!
     

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