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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by rosyposyosy, Jul 19, 2007.
shes vaccinated so no medicated feed. would it just be cracked corn?
How old is she? She should be on chick starter. I didn't give mine cracked corn until they were about 9 weeks old. They can't digest it without grit.
im getting her in august but i think it would be best to know before i get her. shes gonna be 2 weeks when i get her
Start her on chick starter, nonmedicated if you want. I would say absolutely no cracked corn until she gets older and is outside to get small rocks or you give her some grit. Do you have other chickens at all? What do you feed them? Cracked corn should be strictly a treat.
The medication is to prevent Coccidious (sp??) so I personally would feed it to her, but you should at least give plain starter.
And I pretty much agree with everyone else on the cracked corn, not until she is much older. But I do mix cracked corn with layer pellets in the winter, keeps them toasty.
The medication is to prevent Coccidious
Is that the disease they can get from wild birds? Mine are on medicated start and grow. Some people don't like medicated feed because it isn't "ORGANIC". I feed mine medicated because organic or not I want healthy birds.
i think that im just gonna get normal complete organic non medicated feed and grind it up in the blender for my chick and then feed my chickens the unground stuff
I still believe it has to be "chick feed". Chicks need a different type of feed then adults. You can buy organic chick starter. Click this link:
This link shows "start and grow" which means you can keep her on that same feed until she starts to lay and then switch her to organic layer feed.
how old should they be once we take them off the chick starter?
i meant medicated chick starter