Originally Posted by kuntrygirl
Originally Posted by casuarius
I use Purina Catfish Diet for my domesticated and Exotic Guinea Fowl. 32% protein, costs around $17 for a 50lb bag. Its round pellets. All my friends here wonder why my Guineas do so much better than theres. Guineas are mostly a insectivore by nature, and insects are extremely high in protein...so the more protein, the better. The feed I get is at my local Tractor Supply.
Can this be feed to chickens and turkeys as well?
Yes, you can feed it anything I would think. Im not sure why the specialized fowl feeds are so low in everything. Most ground birds all eat alot of insects, so they get plenty of calcium and protein in the wild. I breed Cassowaries to, which are very rare, and for around 10 yrs now, i've been feeding them 28% protein dog food. They do very well on it. The ratite maintenance didnt work for them at all.
I've had Guinea meat before, it's very good in my opinion, alot like duck, except not oily. I've never killed my own Guineas, but I have chickens, and duck in the past, but kind of grew out of it. But the way prices are on everything now, i've considered getting into raising my own food. Or hunting. A couple of deer, chickens, or wild boar a yr, and I wouldnt have to buy much meat :-) Boar tastes just like pork, but healthier.