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What is in medicated chick feed (urgent!)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by AmyD26, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. AmyD26

    AmyD26 Out Of The Brooder

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    we bought a bag, and there are no ingrediants listed, it just says 20% medicated. What exactly is in this?

    My toddler ate a handful of it. Does this warrant a trip to the hospital because of the medications in the feed?
     
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    PeeperKeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

  3. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    i would call the company that makes it, also call poison control and talk to them, i am doing a search for specific ingredients- but try calling
     
  4. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    The feed company is required to put a listing of certain ingredients on the tag. If that is all that is on the tag, that is against the law.
     
  5. AmyD26

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    That's all it says. I'll go to the feed store we bought it from and see if they have the original bags it came in.
     
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    PeeperKeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

  7. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    I did find this on feathersite:

    Some feeds are medicated. Coccidiosis is a disease that can kill chicks that have not built up a resistance to it. They can pick it up outside from the droppings of other birds. If your chicks go outside you may want to give them a feed medicated with Amprolium, which controls the coccidiosis while allowing the birds to build up a resistance. Some medicated chick feeds are sold with antibiotics in them.

    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/BRKRaisingChicks.html
     
  8. AmyD26

    AmyD26 Out Of The Brooder

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    The feed store has the original tag. This feed came from "Handy Farms" but she could not make out the ingrediants on the tag.

    She had bits and pieces of names...

    E_el_hobapte (can't read the letters where the blanks are)

    The other is Amprolium.

    These are supposed to be the medications.
     
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2009
  9. PeeperKeeper

    PeeperKeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Bentonite is known to reduce the effectiveness of amprolium by absorption. Bentonite can be found at health food stores. Bentonite is used for colon cleansing and is no more than a food grade "kitty litter" like substance.
     
  10. agnes_day

    agnes_day Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she will be fine! one of mine did the same thing. too bad we cant feed it to them all the time, it would cut back on the food bill. [​IMG]
     

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