Wrong feed

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by bja105, May 15, 2009.

  1. bja105

    bja105 Out Of The Brooder

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    Tractor Supply was out of their 20% chick starter, so I got some from the Agway. I asked for chick starter, but now I see I bought game bird feed. Its 28% protein, with Lasalocid, 113g/ton. I fed them this feed today.

    Should I toss the bag I opened? Is lasalocid going to cause trouble in my meat. These are Cornish X, 3 weeks old.

    I also got a bag of 15% finisher/grower. Can I mix the feeds and be safe for chicken survival and growth? What about getting the drug out of their systems? I hadn't planned on using medicated feed.

    I can exchange the un-opened bag. If I shouldn't feed the stuff, I won't cry about wasting it, but if its no big deal, I'll use it.

    Thanks
     
  2. RuffTuffCreampuff

    RuffTuffCreampuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good question, and I don't know the answer to it....however, you might get more response if you start a new thread in the raising chick section, or have a mod move this thread for you.

    Pam
     
  3. danielbrown

    danielbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    some people raise chicks on gamebird food.
     
  4. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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    Your meat chickens will probaly be better off with the game bird feed than the regular chick starter. Lots of people raise their meaties on gamebird feed. We use turkey feed because we can't get broiler feed.
     
  5. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    game bird is better for cornish than reg. chick. do the 12 hrs with feed 12 hrs without, they grow better and don't seem to kick the bucket as much.
     
  6. RuffTuffCreampuff

    RuffTuffCreampuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well all this is good to know, guess you posted your question in the right section after all..[​IMG]

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  7. bja105

    bja105 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, folks. Anybody have an opinion on the drugs?
     
  8. steveo

    steveo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes drugs are bad for your health lol
     
  9. Harp Turkey Ranch

    Harp Turkey Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lasalocid

    A polyether ionophore related chemically to monensin, used as a growth promotant in cattle and coccidiostat in chickens. It is relatively nontoxic but gross overdosage of cattle causes acute heart failure. Horses are very susceptible and the use of the compound in them is prohibited. Animals may be found dead or show dyspnea, mucosal congestion, diarrhea and cardiac irregularity and tachycardia.


    I would look for something non medicated but the high protien is going to make them grow faster and bigger in shorter time, I have found that meaties are healthier on the higher protien
     

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