Can adult ringnecks eat Gamebird Starter?

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by muscovy94, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. muscovy94

    muscovy94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey everyone I've been to all the feed stores in my town and the only kind of pheasant food I can find is gamebird starter for pheasant chicks, so I have been feeding my adult ringnecks gamebird starter with cracked corn mixed in. Is this ok? Or is it not good for them to eat the starter?
     
  2. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Opinions On This Will Vary Greatly, But I Have Found No Ill Effects From It.
     
  3. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You might end up with some fat birds.[​IMG]
     
  4. ranit

    ranit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you tried asking any of the stores if they can get an adult gamebird feed for you? Our little local feed store doesn't always keep gamebird on hand all year, but will get some in if you let them know. They just don't sell much and don't want it setting around getting old. The adult feed is usually cheaper too.
     
  5. J3172

    J3172 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Every once in a while the feed store will run out of pellets, and I'll have to get game bird starter. I haven't ever had a problem, and in my own opinion I'm sure the extra protein helps keep up weight during my cold winter.
     

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