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why can't chickens eat coccodisis medication for chicks?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by cluckin tractor, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. cluckin tractor

    cluckin tractor Chillin' With My Peeps

    the label on one of my chick start bags say that the medication cannot be consumed by meat or egg producing birds or animals. why the precaution.
     
  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Depends on what the medication is. What does your country put in the feed to prevent cocci?
     
  3. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

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    I am guessing it is transfered to the chicken so you would be eating the medication via the eggs/meat.Hmmm makes you wonder why the antibios given to chickens(or any animal) on factory farms is OK to consume.I know a lot of meat labels now sport the *no hormones/antibios so it can not be good due to bacteria resisitance and hormones messing with our hormones.
     
  4. NC29mom

    NC29mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WWWOOOOOOPPPPPPPPPSSS!!

    Cause my big chickens sneak into the chickie coop sometimes when I let all the chickens/chicks out to free range. I just don't understand it!!!!! They think it's the greatest thing in the world to go to each others coops and eat & drink their food and water.

    So, my big chickens eat the medicated starter I have out for our chicks. Now, granted......they don't get it all of the time. Just a sneak bite here and there......
     
  5. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:To the best of my knowledge American feed manufacturers use only Amprollium as a Coccidiostat. Amprolium is not an Antibiotic & can be fed to egg/meat producing birds w/o concern.
    The OP is from New South Wales where feed may be formulated differently.
     
  6. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Hormones have not been fed to animals rasised for consumption for over 40 years. The "no hormones" on labels is as meaningful as the "no cholesterol" label on foods that never contained cholesterol. They're playing to peoples fears & ignorance.
     
  7. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hormones have not been fed to animals rasised for consumption for over 40 years. The "no hormones" on labels is as meaningful as the "no cholesterol" label on foods that never contained cholesterol. They're playing to peoples fears & ignorance.

    Except milk cows. Now them's a differnt story. [​IMG]
     
  8. grandmaof5

    grandmaof5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hormones have not been fed to animals rasised for consumption for over 40 years. The "no hormones" on labels is as meaningful as the "no cholesterol" label on foods that never contained cholesterol. They're playing to peoples fears & ignorance.

    Erm...this may be the case in the U.S. (I'm not sure) but it isn't in every country...
     

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