babyTurkey and hen chicks eating turkey starter feed.. is it ok??

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Sylvie72, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. Sylvie72

    Sylvie72 Out Of The Brooder

    first time raising baby turkeys

    If I put a few hen chicks with my baby turkey can the chicks eat the turkey starter medicated food or will they die? I already lost one day old turkey and the other was so lonely I put a few baby hen chicks with it, but not sure if the turkey starter is good for the chicks... please help.
    thank you
  2. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    Actually, it's a good thing you put the chicks in with the turkey poult. It will learn from the chicks where to eat/drink. Also, yes it is ok that the chicks eat turkey starter. Good luck with the babies and post pics when ya can!
  3. Sylvie72

    Sylvie72 Out Of The Brooder

    Thank you very much for your advice/input, will post pics asap.
    very much appreciated. I love this website, the members are such a great help. It does put us at ease (newbie mommies!!)

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