Feed for laying turkeys?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by cheesychicken, Mar 14, 2015.

  1. cheesychicken

    cheesychicken Hatching

    Jul 3, 2013
    My BR's turkeys are starting to lay now. I have been feeding them the same feed as my laying chickens for the last 4 months or so. This is my first season with laying turkeys and did not think about until the turkeys started laying that they have different needs.

    What is everyone else feeding their laying turkeys?

    Your advice is appreciated?
  2. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon

    Jan 27, 2007
    Purina Game Bird Layena is adequate to the task. That said, we've pretty much kept all the poultry on their Game Bird Flight Conditioner & augmented with a bit of the Starter in the dead of winter. The turkey hens have yet to have a problem with egg strength/hatch rate. Our hens do have access to open forage (when they choose to go out). Roo is doing well on this diet, as is our 10 yr. old Black Sex Link hen.
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2015
  3. R2elk

    R2elk Free Ranger

    Feb 24, 2013
    Natrona County, Wyoming
    My turkeys are together with my chickens. Mine all get 16% protein layer pellets with free choice oyster shell. I have not had any problems with any of the mixed flock on this feed set up.

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