can guineas have game bird feed

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by lcw1995, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. lcw1995

    lcw1995 Songster

    Nov 27, 2010
    Marysville Ohio
    just wondering cause i got my new pair as some of u know yesterday and i some left over game bird feed from my quail.. can they have that?
     
  2. BAMACK2

    BAMACK2 Songster

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    yes they can
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    In fact, that is what they're supposed to have for proper nutrition.
     
  4. KrisH

    KrisH Songster

    From what I have read, they SHOULD have game bird feed. Ours have done well on it. they were about 15 weeks old before we merged them with the chickens and began to eat the layer pellets. They need the higher protien for faster growth.

    Robert
     
  5. lcw1995

    lcw1995 Songster

    Nov 27, 2010
    Marysville Ohio
    lol ok every1
    that works
     
  6. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Crowing

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    Your older pair of Pied Pearl Greys doesn't really need the game bird feed if it's above 16-18% protein (that's about all adult/mature Guineas' bodies will utilize, they'll just pass the rest), but it won't hurt them. They can eat a regular layer feed as their staple diet, and you could mix in some of the game bird feed if you want to use it up. They should not have it if it is medicated tho, adult/mature birds do not need medicated feed.
     
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2011
  7. lcw1995

    lcw1995 Songster

    Nov 27, 2010
    Marysville Ohio
    its not medicated
     

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