Single bag of medicated chick feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Spring-Chicken, Nov 21, 2014.

  1. Spring-Chicken

    Spring-Chicken In the Brooder

    Sep 1, 2014
    Stone Mountain, GA
    I picked up a couple of small bags of chick feed for new babies I'm getting this weekend, but accidentally grabbed one medicated. I don't care about the money enough to drive all the way back to return it, but wondered if I could just use it and not buy another.

    The question is more, HOW should I use it?

    Should I feed it at the beginning and then switch to non-medicated, or save it for if/when someone gets coccidiosis? Mix it 50/50? Or just give the whole bag to someone who uses medicated feed?

    Does this even matter????
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    They're not going to have coccidiosis at the outset so I'd give it as the last bag of feed. Not really a big deal but would be more effective later than earlier.

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