Best feed for baby turkeys?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Sunny Side Up, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

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    My turkey hen just hatched out 11 lovely little poults. What is the best feed for them? Chick starter? Flock Raiser? Game Bird starter?

    Please let me know what you use. I am going to the feed store tomorrow to get them a bag of something.
     
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  3. Sunny Side Up

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    Thank you Turkey Guy! I see that Purina agrees with you, I just found this on their site.

    Q: What should I feed my turkeys, ducks and geese?
    A: Ducks and geese should be fed Purina Mills[​IMG] Flock Raiser[​IMG] SunFresh [​IMG]Recipe from hatch on. It is perfectly okay to also feed Purina Mills[​IMG] Layena[​IMG] SunFresh[​IMG] Recipe after 18 weeks of age. Medicated Flock Raiser[​IMG] SunFresh[​IMG] Recipe is not FDA approved for use in ducks or geese.
    Turkeys can be fed Purina Mills[​IMG] Gamebird Startena[​IMG] or Purina Mills[​IMG] Show Chow[​IMG] Turkey Starter from hatch to 8 weeks of age. After 8 weeks, turkeys should be fed Purina Mills[​IMG] Flock Raiser[​IMG] SunFresh[​IMG] Recipe. The medicated option of Flock Raiser[​IMG] SunFresh[​IMG] Recipe can be fed to turkeys to provide protection against coccidiosis.
     

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