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Can you feed turkeys medicated feed?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by SportTees, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. SportTees

    SportTees Chillin' With My Peeps

    I accidentally ended up getting medicated chick feed- will it hurt the turkey if he eats it? I know ducks can't eat it but what about turkeys?
     
  2. Poupoulles

    Poupoulles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wasnt able to find UNmedicated feed for turkeys! So mine have been eating game bird starter from southern states which is medicated and 26-28% protein. Seems to work!
     
  3. Harp Turkey Ranch

    Harp Turkey Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes they can eat the medicated feed. It is to help preventing cocci that poults die very easly from when they are young. Itwill not hurt them at all.
     
  4. NCIndiaBlue

    NCIndiaBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's what you should be feeding them - higher protein and medicated.
     
  5. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:I agree that is all we feed ours is medicated 28% protein.

    Steve in NC
     
  6. SportTees

    SportTees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Is it o.k. that its chick starter not turkey starter?
     
  7. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Chick starter is lower in protein than the game bird starter. Chick is 20% the game bird is 28%. It will work but the poults need more protien. Do you have southern states feed store near you? If you do ask for the sporting bird starter, it's also 28%

    Steve in NC
     
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2009
  8. Turkey farmer

    Turkey farmer New Egg

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    But what kind of medicated feed do I get? and how long do I feed them it?
     

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