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Feed and protein?

post #1 of 7
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I have allways fed my bobwhites purina startena 30% ..I was wondering if I could get away with a lower protein (for the adults) to cut cost? Anyone?
post #2 of 7

They make a game bird maintenance feed for adults that is 12.5% protein. It isn't a lot cheaper. I use it for my roosters.

 

Here it is.

http://www.purinamills.com/game-feed/products/game-bird/purina-game-bird-maintenance-chow/

 

 

you probably would use it in winter

during breeding season, you perhaps would want to mix it half and half

 

I think they also make a 20% for adults.


Edited by ChickenCanoe - 4/19/16 at 7:29am

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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post #3 of 7
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Thanks for the info canoe
post #4 of 7
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Anyone else?
post #5 of 7

Someone on this forum said bobwhites just get fat if they get that much protein. I don't remember how much the suggested % was, but I don't think 20% would be a problem for adult bobs.

post #6 of 7
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That's kinda what I'm thinking newbie
post #7 of 7

I use a 20% layer feed for my hens. Purina sells a 19% general purpose gamebird food. 

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