Starter/Grower what age?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chicksinthemachine, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. chicksinthemachine

    chicksinthemachine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They have only have 2 weeks to go and I am not sure what to feed the babies, I already have all the supplies but no food![​IMG]
     
  2. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    feed them medicated chick starter and grow
     
  3. chicksinthemachine

    chicksinthemachine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is it medicated with?
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    A coccidiostat, a thiamine blocker, to help them slowly build immunity to cocci/oocysts in the soil. Amprolium is the main one used and has no withdrawal from eggs so you can feed starter with Amprol. all the way to laying time. Sometimes, starters will have things like bacitracin or erthopobate (sp?) to prevent necrotic enteritis but I prefer the ones with just Amprolium.
     
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  5. chicksinthemachine

    chicksinthemachine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Speckled Hen.
     

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