feeding - ANYONE???

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by vtgirls, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. vtgirls

    vtgirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am wondering how much less Midget Whites would consume in feed from day old to butcher in comparison to say a Narragansett? I have five heritage mixes now (4 look to be Narraganesett - and one Bronze) Two are Toms and 3 hens. They EAT all the time! They were hatched mid August and are about 3 months old. Will their consumption slow down with age? They currently eat organic turkey pellets (21%) protien, forage some and munch lots of pumpkin.....
    I have 16 Midget Whites on order for spring and am hoping to guestimate cost! Thanks for your help!
     
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  2. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    We have about 30 Midget Whites in a grow out pen now and I would guess they are eating about 20 pounds a day, they are about 6 months old. The feed does go down when they get full size - think of a teenage boy (bottom less pit) vs an adult.

    Steve
     
  3. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Hmmm mine are about 8 months old now and still eat like crazy-Im attributing it to the cold weather? When I bring down daily treats they are the first to guard the treat bucket until they are done-they are hoggers!!!
     
  4. vtgirls

    vtgirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of treats are they fond of? My turkeys seem only to like pumpkins and apples, all the other scraps they ignore and the chickens eat instead.
    I recently read that a MW eats about 4 pounds of feed per pound of their finished size, at around 8 mos. Does this sound reasonalbe?
     

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