Switching Medicated Starter to Grower question

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by cluckcluck42, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. cluckcluck42

    cluckcluck42 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 4, 2009
    Quebec
    I've never used medicated starter for my birds, but recently I bought some chicks that were already on it. They are all getting close to the time I switch to grower, 7 or 8 weeks. Is there something special I need to do for the birds on medicated starter? I remember reading NOT to switch them from medicated so I kept feeding them the medicated. But is there anything special to do before switching them to grower?
     
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Not a single thing. Finish up the last bag, open the new one. Fill up the feeders. ;-)
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Agreed. I switched my chicks from medicated starter/grower to straight, unmedicated grower at 8 weeks. Actually feeding them gamebird grower because chick grower is not available locally.
     
  4. cluckcluck42

    cluckcluck42 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 4, 2009
    Quebec
    Okay good! SO is it true not to switch chicks that are on medicated to non medicated? I wanted to switch them but I kept them on it because I had read you need to.
     

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