Chicks have been eating turkey feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by welchjen, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. welchjen

    welchjen New Egg

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    I was given 15 chickens today from a young girl who was raising them for her 4h project. They are about 6 weeks old. I noticed that two of them had splayed legs and brought them into my bathtub to give them vitamins and keep them separate from the others. I noticed that all the others feet seem big and they don't walk well. I then inspected the feed, and it was show chow turkey feed! They were also raised in crowded conditions. I was wondering what can be done for these chickens?
     
  2. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Turkey feed is fine for chickens. It doesn't cause spraddle legedness or big feet. Whatever problems your chickens may have the turkey feed probably isn't the cause.
    Most turkey feed is higher protein than many chicken feeds. Personally I feed nothing but a high protein feed as I find they do better on the higher protein.
     

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