Will medicated feed hurt chicks vaccinated for Cocci?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Winter, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. Winter

    Winter Out Of The Brooder

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    I had my chicks vaccinated for Cocci at the hatchery. I brought them home yesterday only to find to my horror that I CAN NOT buy non-medicated feed here.
    Help. I gave them some %16 pullet feed for the night just to get them started but I know they need more like %20 chick starter.
    What can I do? Medicated chick starter or non-medicated grower seem to be my only feed options....
    I know feeding the started will nullify the vaccine, but will it hurt them.
    I am at a loss.
     
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2008
  2. bluebirdfarm

    bluebirdfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    i had the same problem and i fed mine the medicated starter and they are all oky , 5 weeks old now.
    [​IMG]:cd:cd
     
  3. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    You need to find non-medicated if your chicks were vaccinated. Hit the phones, or maybe someone in your area will see this.
     
  4. Winter

    Winter Out Of The Brooder

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    It does not exist. I have driven to/called every feed store in a huge radius. No one here has even heard of non-medicated.
     
  5. Winter

    Winter Out Of The Brooder

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    OMG, I just found a store in a town somewhat nearby that carries it. Of course like every other store it is open until 6 which means I cant' get there. I don't understand store hours, if you have a job you presumably have money to spend, yet you can't spend it because stores are only open when you are at work!
    Grrr.
    I could maybe get there Thursday, can the chicks go that long on the %16 grower???
     
  6. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Ask for Game Bird Starter. It will work fine. Both Nutrena
    and Blue Seal have it.
     

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