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McMurray Hatchery
Should I feed my chickens medicated feed all their life?
5/11/2012 4:27 PM report abuse
neal blake
Score: 15
I am 68 years old. I raised chickens for years but quit about 15 years ago. I have now started back with about 50 laying chicks
No. Stop at least 2 weeks before butchering or before you expect them to start laying.
6/1/2012 12:55 PM report abuse
DANL
Score: 24
Fort Jones, CA
I would not feed medicated at all
6/22/2012 7:17 PM report abuse
MARTHAT
Score: 1
I am a new chicken owner, with three Rhode Island Reds and three Barred Plymouth Rocks, all just over three months old. Are there kitchen scraps/vegetables which should not be given to the chickens (other than meat products)?
7/12/2012 1:11 PM report abuse
BRYANM
Score: 13
I dont feed them anything like onion, garlic or anything with a strong taste or odor. I dont know if true or not but have been told by much older people it will give the eggs/chickens a bad taste.
7/21/2012 9:13 AM report abuse

KASSANDRA
Score: 29
STANWOOD, WA
Re: Medicated:

I opted this year to get vaccinated chicks (coccidiosis and Marek's) and and if you feed vaccinated chicks medicated feed it will invalidate their vaccines. This year I have had the healthiest chicks *ever* by doing that. At 3 months old I had some cockerels that were TWICE the size of chickens that were 3 weeks older than them.

Re: kitchen scraps:

I've been told not to give them strong flavored foods. Also not to feed them avocado unless you can *guaranteed* that the seed covering (from the pit) didn't somehow contaminate it because there is a substance in the pit that can be deadly to chickens.
7/23/2012 10:35 AM report abuse
SUZANF
Score: 3
BEN LOMOND, CA
This is our 2nd batch of broilers, and the first for us on our own.
I'm confused. Does McMurray offer the coccidiosis? All I saw was the Marek's. And I chose to vaccinate with/for marek's and am now feeding non-medicated organic chick starter 24% to the jumbo cornish cross. What is recommended? The chicks are now 4 days old.
8/20/2012 4:17 PM report abuse
DANL
Score: 24
Fort Jones, CA
Hello This was my 4th season of raising broilers & we do not feed medicated feed at all, just broiler starter & grower also you can feed turkey grower/wild game feed crack corn also so you have choice. The birds are very tasty.
Post edited by DANL 8/24/2012 9:16 AM
8/24/2012 8:49 AM report abuse
SUZANF
Score: 3
BEN LOMOND, CA
This is our 2nd batch of broilers, and the first for us on our own.
Thanks. We are feeding game/turkey crumble organic non-medicated 24% with added vitamins. And we have a few pasty looking bottoms, nothing closed up but we are washing as we see them with water when the day warms up.
8/26/2012 10:54 AM report abuse
KYLE4
Score: 21
chickens have a natural built in sensor and will not eat anything that will hurt them, they love table scraps. You should cut a watermelon in half length wise and man o man, I eat the heart out and put the whole half on the ground afterwards and they dig it. Also lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, celery, they love it all
8/6/2013 4:33 PM report abuse
CAROLE
Score: 10
Yes they do offer both vaccines. I ordered 15 chicks with both the vaccines and plan to go organic. Hope I am heading in the right direction. I have studied for months.
9/5/2013 10:47 PM report abuse
ODISB
Score: 10
I have hanging feeders. What is the proper distance to hang them from the floor?
2/9/2014 7:33 PM report abuse

McMurray Hatchery
Hang the feeders so they are slightly lower than eye level.
2/10/2014 12:41 PM report abuse
ODISB
Score: 10
Thank you MM for your answer. Another reason I like doing business with this company.
2/10/2014 11:28 PM report abuse
JOE12
Score: 0
How long after corid treatment to process birds.I guess we can no longer advertise as hormone,antibiotic free birds at sale?
6/14/2016 5:01 PM report abuse