Feed Question

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by bigspringshatchery, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. bigspringshatchery

    bigspringshatchery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My royal palms are 9 weeks old today. I'm almost out of feed. This is their 2nd bag of game bird start. Do I keep them on that or what other feed. And if so how much longer?
     
  2. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should probably switch them over to a turkey grower pellet at this stage.

    I bought Blue Seal brand Turkey Grower HG Medicated via mail order, but the shipping was higher than the cost of the feed by twice. When it's gone, I'm not going to be so paranoid about disease, and just switch them to the non-medicated turkey grower formula they sell at the local feed store.
     
  3. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    We feed ours a 28% game bird starter for the first 3 months then a 20% start n grow until 5 or 6 months depending on their weight gain then a custom mix 20% layer

    Steve
     
  4. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Um, listen to him, not to me. He knows a LOT more about it than I do.

    And frankly, mine are just pets, so I'm not concerned in any way with optimizing their growth or body mass, I just want them to be healthy.
     
  5. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:That's exactly how we rasie ours as well
     
  6. bigspringshatchery

    bigspringshatchery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's exactly how we rasie ours as well

    Ok thanks. I'll have to check my store where I get my feed and see if they got start and grow.
     
  7. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Um, listen to him, not to me. He knows a LOT more about it than I do.

    And frankly, mine are just pets, so I'm not concerned in any way with optimizing their growth or body mass, I just want them to be healthy.

    Nah Denninmi, take in all the advice given, sort thru it and then decide. What works here isn't always the best thing for somebody else.

    Steve
     
  8. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Um, listen to him, not to me. He knows a LOT more about it than I do.

    And frankly, mine are just pets, so I'm not concerned in any way with optimizing their growth or body mass, I just want them to be healthy.

    Nah Denninmi, take in all the advice given, sort thru it and then decide. What works here isn't always the best thing for somebody else.

    Steve

    Well, that's kind of you to say, but I'd be willing to bet that your probably years of experience with thousands of birds most likely trumps my 3 1/2 months worth of experience with 6 turkeys.
     
  9. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Nah Denninmi, take in all the advice given, sort thru it and then decide. What works here isn't always the best thing for somebody else.

    Steve

    Well, that's kind of you to say, but I'd be willing to bet that your probably years of experience with thousands of birds most likely trumps my 3 1/2 months worth of experience with 6 turkeys.

    I started with a pair of Midget Whites. [​IMG]

    Steve
     

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