Frequently Asked Questions for 'Newbies'

by K.J.Theodore of  Shagbark Bantams

These pages were designed to help out the beginners and Juniors who are just starting out. For more advanced questions, please visit 'FAQs for the experienced Poultry Fanciers'. New questions will be added to both FAQ pages as I see a trend of their frequency. Additional contributors are identified when used. Please visit their websites when links are provided.

Medicated Starter

 

Is it safe to use medicated Starter/Grower for my waterfowl?

 
Yes, provided that the medication in the feed is Amprolium. Bacitracin is also safe but not as common. Medicated feed was once considered toxic to waterfowl due to the arsenic and sulfa based products that were typically used. Since Amprolium is now widely used as a coccidiostat in most medicated feeds, this is no longer a concern, and is probably beneficial. (Amprolium is so safe that it is approved for the use in laying hens.) I use medicated Starter/Grower exclusively for my waterfowl.
 

Link to article on Common Poultry Myths.

     

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