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Chicken on turkey grower

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Spud395, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. Spud395

    Spud395 Out Of The Brooder

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    I've a welsummer pullet that I cant keep out of my turkey run.

    The only thing I'm really concerned about is that she is now eating turkey grower all day.
    Will I just end up with a fat hen or will this cause her health problems?
     
  2. meriruka

    meriruka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    I've got a rescued adult hen who doesn't lay, (I think she was hit by a car at some point, she walks standing straight up) and two roos that I feed turkey grower because I don't think any of them need the extra calcium in layer feed. It's been a few months, they are all doing fine.
    Your hen will eliminate the extra protein, as for the fat content, as long as she has room to run around, she should be fine. You could put out crushed oyster shell for her after she starts laying to give her the extra calcium she needs to make the shells.
     
  3. Spud395

    Spud395 Out Of The Brooder

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    Good to know, thanks!
     

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