Can my royal palm eat chicken layer feed?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by cupman, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. cupman

    cupman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have slaughtered all of my meat turkeys but I have one royal palm turkey who remains. He hangs out with my three guineas... you would think they were all the same species or something. If any one of them is missing the others become distraught and make noise until they are re-united. I was concerned my turkey wouldn't have any pals after my meat turkeys died but it doesn't look like it's going to be a problem.

    I only have one turkey left, a royal palm, is it okay to feed him chicken layer feed with all my other birds or will that screw him up? I ask because the layer feed is much cheaper than the flock raiser I have been currently feeding them and would like to switch if it's plausible.

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  2. turkeyschicken

    turkeyschicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Chicken feed should be fine, I feed my turkeys and Chickens the same thing, except when there poults. The poults need more protien the chicken chicks.
     
  3. bayvistafarm

    bayvistafarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Every bird in my barn gets a layer pellet. Guinea's, turkeys, and all the chickens. But.... to start off the guinea's, and turkeys after hatching, they must have a turkey starter, which contains the protien (like turkeyschicken says), and its also medicated as well. They seem to do better on the medicated than without.. but whatever your practice is (organic) is up to you. I tried to raise turkey poults with my layer chicks, and they just did NOT grow well at all! It wasn't until they were 3 months old.. I separated them, and put them on a turkey grower. They didn't even weigh 7 lbs each!!!!!!!!!!!! The different feed made a miraculous difference.
     
  4. RaspyRoosterFarms

    RaspyRoosterFarms Out Of The Brooder

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    Layer is fine, I mix corn in with it for winter just to add some warmth factor, I raised my guinea with my turkeys and now they aren't ever apart.
     

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