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Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by nes, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. nes

    nes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What should a 3/4 week old turkey polt be eating?
    Is there special turkey food?
     
  2. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Yes, there is a special food. It's called "gamebird starter" but is also sometimes called turkey or quail starter.

    It should optimally be in the 28-30% protein range though it's possible to go as low as 24% but with slower growth. No treats at those lower percentages.
     
  3. nes

    nes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm, I was planning on keeping them in the chicken coop.

    I think that just threw a big wrench in that plan!
     
  4. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:How big of a wrench? [​IMG]
     
  5. nes

    nes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not that big, I figured it out [​IMG].

    Got a little temp-pen put up in the coop, I'm so lucky to have such a large coop or this wouldn't have worked [​IMG].

    [​IMG]
     
  6. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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  7. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do your research and start reading feedsack tags. Once they start running with the chickens, you will find they need gamebird grower to grow their size but your layers need their layer mix so the shells stay strong. Personally I feed grower to all the birds and supplement oyster shell to the chickens. It seems to be working but your fed mixes and suppliers are different than mine.
     
  8. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A.T. Hagan :

    It should optimally be in the 28-30% protein range though it's possible to go as low as 24% but with slower growth. No treats at those lower percentages.

    It continues to annoy me that no manufacturer in my area is selling a feed over 26%.​
     
  9. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:I've heard the same thing about other areas not having the higher protein feed.
     
  10. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It continues to annoy me that no manufacturer in my area is selling a feed over 26%.

    Are you in the US? Purina is sold almost throughout the country! The gamebird startena is 30%. You may have to have a purina dealer order it for you. Almost any poultry feed manufactur makes one, just ask your feedstore to get it (not TSC). You might have to prepay.
     

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