simple question

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  1. mbbrinegar

    mbbrinegar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old does a peachick need to be when I start adding grit to their feed?
     
  2. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    as soon as you are feeding them things other than chick grower or starter, that feed has grit or is suppose to,
    I leave grit out all the time in my brooder so they can have it whenever they want, course I rarely seen them eat it.
    It is never to early if that is what you are worried about.
     
  3. mbbrinegar

    mbbrinegar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks I was wondering because I haven't started them on it yet. I guess I need to get it and mix it with their feed.
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I use it, but only because the crumbles I buy have small bits of corn.

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  5. mbbrinegar

    mbbrinegar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you keep you peafowl on the same medicated feed through out their life?
     
  6. We switch to an unmedicated 22% mini pellet at about 3 months. The layer pellet is mixed with cat food. About 25% cat food and the rest pellet.
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Mine still get some turkey starter, but it's *not* medicated. I remember reading somewhere that prolonged use of feed that contains amprolium can cause a thiamine deficiency.

    Note that I would feed my chicks medicated feed, but it's never fresh enough and the chicks seem to prefer the one I found for them.

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  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Just checked Plumb's Veterinary Drug Handbook and it's where I read "prolonged use may cause thiamine deficiency; treatment is usually no longer than 14 days", but it was referring to Corid and Amprovine, *not* medicated feed.


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