Should I feed medicated feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by kberndtson, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. kberndtson

    kberndtson Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a group of chicks that is about 8 weeks old and another that is about 7 weeks old that I'd like to move outside. They've been on non-medicated feed thus far. Should I switch them to medicated feed before putting them outside or can I continue with the non-medicated variety?
     
  2. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
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    I think that you can continue giving them unmedicated. It's just a preference. [​IMG]

    Have fun with your chickies! [​IMG]
     
  3. Tiramisu

    Tiramisu Got Mutts

    May 3, 2008
    Milan PA
    The non-medicated is fine, and i think it would be best to keep them on the same feed.
     
  4. chauqg

    chauqg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Critical period is over for the disease that most medicated feed treats. Keep feeding what you are as Tiramisu recommends. WHen I fed medicated I stopped at 10 weeks. Birds are fine.

    Luck [​IMG]
     
  5. kberndtson

    kberndtson Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone! I didn't want to get this far and then lose some!
     

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