Feed out turkey on layer mash?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by MoriahQuilts, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. MoriahQuilts

    MoriahQuilts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one 16 wk old turkey in with assorted hens that are 20 weeks. Started feeding them layer mash - they are not laying yet. Will the turkey be okay on this feed? I separated some roosters of same age (they were damaging the hens) and they are on grower feed. I had intended to put turkey in with them, but he's more timid, and was not doing well with the roosters. Will the turkey also get aggressive with hens in a few more weeks? I'm beginning to understand why EXPERIENCED chicken people have many small pens and runs, rather than one big pen...
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    The turkey will probably need something with a little more protien. Perhaps flock raiser could be a solution?
     
  3. MissTurkey4

    MissTurkey4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your chickens will do great on turkey feed. Try turkey grow or turkey breeder. They both have more calcium than layer feed has.
     
  4. MoriahQuilts

    MoriahQuilts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks - Will that be okay for the laying hens? I'm not familiar with it.
     
  5. MoriahQuilts

    MoriahQuilts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks! I was unaware that it had more calcium than layer feed. I will do that.
     

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