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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 7 Years

    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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