Unmedicated Chick Feed

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SussexChicks, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. SussexChicks

    SussexChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    How long should I feed my Speckled Sussex chicks unmedicated chick grower feed since they've been vaccinated by McMurray Hatchery?
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Most of the time, the medicated feed is merely to provide a thiamine blocker for coccidosis. This has nothing to do with the hatchery's vaccinating them.

    Most people see the most urgent period for cocci blocking to be that month or 6 weeks when they are about to leave the brooder and are headed toward the coop and run. Since wild birds carry it everywhere, chicks in brooders don't have much worry about contracting it.
     
  3. RonC

    RonC Chillin' With My Peeps

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