What do I feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jarcoo0153, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. jarcoo0153

    jarcoo0153 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one flock of chickens that are 3 weeks old, and I had them vaccinated for Marek's and fed them Purina Start and grow. Now My friends are giving me four duck that are a few days old and he has been feeding a chick starter, ( I didn't think you could do that). I also have 31 chickens and two guineas coming next friday( I forgot to tell the hatchery to vaccinate.) So my question is do I need to start using flock raiser, or can I stick with start and grow since they were not vaccinated like the rest of my flock?
    Thanks,
    Jared
     
  2. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    In MY opinion, all of your birds can eat the Start and Grow(as long as it isn't medicated).
    If it IS medicated, your ducks can't eat it-you could get them a Game Bird Starter/Grower which your guineas can also eat.
     
  3. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    There's no reason why ducks can't eat medicated chick starter. In days past chick starter was medicated with an arsenic compound that was fatal to ducks. Modern starters are medicated with Amprollium, a thiamine blocker, which is fine for ducks.
     
  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    I agree with NYREDS all the way.
    I hatch a round 50 to 100 ducks a year and I have no problem with them eating medicated feed.
    Like NYREDS said today's medicated poultry feed is medicated with Amprollium and all Amprollium witch is Corid.


    easttxchick-
    Most Game Bird Starter/ Grower is medicated with Amprollium also... (Some are non-medicated)

    Chris
     
  5. jarcoo0153

    jarcoo0153 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the help!
     

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