Should I feed my hatched chicks medicated feed or non Medicated


Crossing the Road
Premium Feather Member
5 Years
Mar 20, 2017
Some people raise chicks without medicated feed, and never have a problem. Some other people have outbreaks of coccidiosis. I suspect it's a matter of climate, and exact details of the brooder setup, and maybe a few other things I don't know about.

If you try un-medicated feed, and if your chicks do get coccidiosis: there is a medicine called Corid that can be put in their drinking water to treat it. (Coccidiosis is not an instant death sentence--prompt treatment can save the chicks.)

Ultimately, it all comes down to what you're more comfortable with. But either medicated feed or unmedicated feed can be a reasonable choice.

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