I am a newbie. Started some chicks about 4 months ago. The whole purpose is to be able to feed my family healthy foods that I know what has been put into them. I started with nonmedicated. Now I have some meat birds that have had bloody poop and 2 died. I gave the whole flock a dewormer in the water (ya....I know....not so natural, huh?) Now I have to throw out the eggs for 2 wks. My meaties will be ready to butcher in 2 wks. I lost a 2yo blue cochin this morning. Started acting sick yesterday, wouldn't move or run away from me. No bloody poop from her, though. Also have a BCM that hasn't layed in a few days, worried about her now. Long story short....If I feed them medicated starter, can I still butcher in 2 wks? What will it do to the one remaining layer I have left (she's the only one old enough to lay)? Just don't want to lose my whole flock!!!!