Originally Posted by guineapeeps
Thank you for the info...it's good to know. I will check out that link. I live in a small Iowa town and can't find anything with a protein higher than 22% in my area. Do you get your food at a feed store or do you have to special order it? I will try checking out some online sources for higher protein crumble. Again, thanks for the info!
I get my feed at a locally owned feed store which is not a chain store. While he will order in requested feeds, what I get is regularly carried. It is my experience that chain feed stores often will not carry the proper feed for anything but chickens. Part of this is because it is very rare to find an employee at a chain store that knows anything about other poultry than chickens and partially it can be because of the chain store's policies. Some of the chain stores even carry feed that isn't even appropriate for chickens because all they are interested in is their profit line.
Some of the chain stores will order in the appropriate feed for a good customer. Most of the chain stores will allow a person to order in the proper feed (if the company carries it) on line with free delivery to your local store.
Most people recommend feeding chopped hard boiled eggs in order to boost the protein content. There are some other ingredients that I have seen recommended but I do not recall what they were for sure.