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Keets and chick feed?

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Sorry if this question has been asked. I can't find the answers anywhere, but could be just be me! Lol I hatched 18 chicks Thursday and went and bought 6 guineas Saturday for predator alerts. I've never had guineas but raised 4 batches of chicks. I want them to grow up together so maybe they will all get along. So far, so good!

Question : I just discovered that keets need a higher protein than chicks. They've been on chick starter /grower feed since I got them. Is this ok? . If I switch to turkey game bird will it hurt the chicks?

Thanks in advance!

Leslie
Edited by jstlitlome - 4/11/16 at 8:18pm

Leslie

 

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Leslie

 

My Rooster: Black Copper Maran

My Hens: Barred Plymouth Rock, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Rhode Island Red, Black Austrolorp, White Plymouth Rock, Black Maran.

 

 

My Coop

http://www.backyardchickens.com/g/a/6437973/coop-is-ready-woo-hoo/

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You'll want to switch to the gamebird starter since the keets really need it. It shouldn't hurt the chicks smile.png
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Originally Posted by Pyxis View Post

You'll want to switch to the gamebird starter since the keets really need it. It shouldn't hurt the chicks smile.png

 

 

Dang! I have a huge bag of chick starter! :barnie

 

oh well.  lol

 

Thank you so much.


Leslie


Edited by jstlitlome - 4/12/16 at 6:33am

Leslie

 

My Rooster: Black Copper Maran

My Hens: Barred Plymouth Rock, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Rhode Island Red, Black Austrolorp, White Plymouth Rock, Black Maran.

 

 

My Coop

http://www.backyardchickens.com/g/a/6437973/coop-is-ready-woo-hoo/

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Leslie

 

My Rooster: Black Copper Maran

My Hens: Barred Plymouth Rock, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Rhode Island Red, Black Austrolorp, White Plymouth Rock, Black Maran.

 

 

My Coop

http://www.backyardchickens.com/g/a/6437973/coop-is-ready-woo-hoo/

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Originally Posted by jstlitlome View Post


Dang! I have a huge back of chick starter! barnie.gif

oh well.  lol

Thank you so much.


Leslie
You could mix the game bird and chick starter together. Not only would it ease their transition from one feed to another, but it would allow you to feed out the starter and not let it go to waste smile.png
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