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FEEDING QUESTION heritage turkey

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my heritage turkeys, bourbon reds, are 11 months old and was on grower feed 24-28% protein. I plan on growing the meat birds for another 10 months give or take. Is it ok to put them on 18% protein from now until then? finisher feed.

I ask due to a lot of areas give info on this subject but not for ones whom want their birds grown to full maturity, longer than year.

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I keep mine on an all flock that I believe is 18%. I switch them to it as soon as they can eat pellets.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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thanks

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The higher protein feed makes their feathers look better and help them with growing that's why most chick feed has 20% protein then it switches to 18% in the chick grower but the higher protein will also help them pick up extra weight
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