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24% Protein

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Stevenson, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. Stevenson

    Stevenson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have temporarily moved my 3 week old Ameraucana chicks in with some 2 week old Bourbon Red Turkey poults. My question is is it ok to give the chicks 24% protein feed like I have been giving the poults?
     
  2. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    They'll be fine if it's only temporary. I feed my chicks in the 22-24% range until they are between three to four months old then I back off to about 20% to give their reproductive systems time to catch up to the rest of their bodies before they begin to lay at about five months.
     
  3. Stevenson

    Stevenson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Excellent. Thanks so much!
     

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