Feed substitution

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by jhill1440, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. jhill1440

    jhill1440 Out Of The Brooder

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    Feb 7, 2008
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    Is it possible to feed meat birds starter feed (24% protein) or do they need specifically 21% protein. I have seen posts of people feeding game bird and turkey feed, both high percentage protein (~28%).

    The reason is I cannot find broiler feed that is UNmedicated. All that the local coop carries is show broiler medicated. But I can find UNmedicated chick starter. The price difference if minor.

    Any thoughts

    peace
    josh
     
  2. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I think that as long as it's over 20%, you should be fine.
     
  3. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    That is good. Some starters are only 22%. I think it's more about how long you want to raise them.......they get so stinky and dirty. Good Luck!
     
  4. jhill1440

    jhill1440 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the quick replies.

    peace
    josh
     

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