Can they eat this for now?

R2elk

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I ran out of game bird feed 30%, can i feed my 3 month old midget whites 15% starter grower till i get more ? Be about 5 days only.

At 3 months old they do not need 30% protein game bird feed. They do need a quality feed that is at least 16% protein. You may want to switch to a quality all flock feed. Chick starter that is 15% protein is not a quality feed for anything. Companies that sell such a feed have only their own profit line in mind and do not care what harm it does to your poultry.
 

TheHappyHen21

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Ok thank you, on all my birds i have always fed 15% starter grower. They have all done fine on it. I have many birds and feed as i can. My hens that are laying get Layena Omega Plus My extra roosters i feed a game bird feed to them. I only have a bag of the 15% right now till friday, can the turkeys have it till friday?
 

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They will survive on what you have. If you have extra eggs you may want to hard boil and crumble them for a supplement.

My roosters get the same 16% protein layer pellets that my hens get. I live in an area that does not have lots of extra calcium naturally so the small amount of calcium in layer feed is not harmful to adult roosters.

The chick starter that I use is 23% protein.
 
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