Will medicated feed hurt chicks vaccinated for Cocci?

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

  1. Winter

    Winter In the Brooder

    Apr 2, 2008
    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 Songster

    i had the same problem and i fed mine the medicated starter and they are all oky , 5 weeks old now.
  3. greyfields

    greyfields Crowing

    Mar 15, 2007
    Washington State
    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 In the Brooder

    Apr 2, 2008
    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 In the Brooder

    Apr 2, 2008
    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!
    I could maybe get there Thursday, can the chicks go that long on the %16 grower???
  6. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    Ask for Game Bird Starter. It will work fine. Both Nutrena
    and Blue Seal have it.

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