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Can you feed turkeys medicated feed?

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I accidentally ended up getting medicated chick feed- will it hurt the turkey if he eats it? I know ducks can't eat it but what about turkeys?

Standard Chickens:Maran's, Mottled Houdan's ,and my newest addition Cream legbar Chicks

Bantams: D'uccles, Cochin's, Serama's

Ducks: Cayuga's, Rouen's

 

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/da-bator (My incubator Build)

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Standard Chickens:Maran's, Mottled Houdan's ,and my newest addition Cream legbar Chicks

Bantams: D'uccles, Cochin's, Serama's

Ducks: Cayuga's, Rouen's

 

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/da-bator (My incubator Build)

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post #2 of 8

I wasnt able to find UNmedicated feed for turkeys! So mine have been eating game bird starter from southern states which is medicated and 26-28% protein. Seems to work!

We are hoping to expand our family through open adoption.

Please visit our site: http://www.iheartadoption.org/users/thadandanna

Chestnut Ridge Farm- Raising pasture-raised poultry, eggs and pork in the North Carolina foothills.

 

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We are hoping to expand our family through open adoption.

Please visit our site: http://www.iheartadoption.org/users/thadandanna

Chestnut Ridge Farm- Raising pasture-raised poultry, eggs and pork in the North Carolina foothills.

 

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post #3 of 8

yes they can eat the medicated feed. It is to help preventing cocci that poults die very easly from when they are young. Itwill not hurt them at all.

Turkeys: Beltsville White - Bourbon Red - Chocolate - Narragansett - Black Spanish - Wishard Bronze Chickens: Black Copper Marans - Cuckoo Marans - Golden Cuckoo Marans - White Rocks - Other: Pekin Ducks - Boer Goats - Pigs
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Turkeys: Beltsville White - Bourbon Red - Chocolate - Narragansett - Black Spanish - Wishard Bronze Chickens: Black Copper Marans - Cuckoo Marans - Golden Cuckoo Marans - White Rocks - Other: Pekin Ducks - Boer Goats - Pigs
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post #4 of 8

It's what you should be feeding them - higher protein and medicated.

French Cuckoo Marans, White Silkies, Silver Dorkings, Black Bantam Cochins - White, BlackShoulder & India Blue Peafowl - Black Spanish/Bourbon Red Mix - Golden & Chinese Ringneck Pheasants - and I can't leave out my Pomeranian & Chihuahua - Currently incubating: Cameo, White, Blackshoulder Peafowl, Black Ringneck, Yellow Golden, Silver, Reeves, Red Golden & Chinese Ringneck Pheasant eggs
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French Cuckoo Marans, White Silkies, Silver Dorkings, Black Bantam Cochins - White, BlackShoulder & India Blue Peafowl - Black Spanish/Bourbon Red Mix - Golden & Chinese Ringneck Pheasants - and I can't leave out my Pomeranian & Chihuahua - Currently incubating: Cameo, White, Blackshoulder Peafowl, Black Ringneck, Yellow Golden, Silver, Reeves, Red Golden & Chinese Ringneck Pheasant eggs
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post #5 of 8
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Originally Posted by NCIndiaBlue 

It's what you should be feeding them - higher protein and medicated.


I agree that is all we feed ours is medicated 28% protein.

Steve in NC

post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 

Is it o.k. that its chick starter not turkey starter?

Standard Chickens:Maran's, Mottled Houdan's ,and my newest addition Cream legbar Chicks

Bantams: D'uccles, Cochin's, Serama's

Ducks: Cayuga's, Rouen's

 

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/da-bator (My incubator Build)

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Standard Chickens:Maran's, Mottled Houdan's ,and my newest addition Cream legbar Chicks

Bantams: D'uccles, Cochin's, Serama's

Ducks: Cayuga's, Rouen's

 

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/da-bator (My incubator Build)

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post #7 of 8

Chick starter is lower in protein than the game bird starter. Chick is 20% the game bird is 28%. It will work but the poults need more protien.  Do you have southern states feed store near you? If you do ask for the sporting bird starter, it's also 28%

Steve in NC


Edited by Steve_of_sandspoultry - 8/10/09 at 7:20pm
post #8 of 8

But what kind of medicated feed do I get? and how long do I feed them it?

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