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Feeding baby chicks game bird starter and feeding rjf game bird starter.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by RedJungleFowl, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. RedJungleFowl

    RedJungleFowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can u feed normal chicken game bird starter and feed rjf the same too or does a normal chicken need normal chicken food and for rjf u need the same or different.
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  2. howfunkyisurchicken

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    I've never had RJF, but I used to feed all of my birds gamebird feed. They're feathers were always beautiful and shiney, and they were plump and healthy. Also, they didn't seem to go thru it as fast as normal laying crumbles, I guess maybe because of the higher protein content. I fed it bc at the time I had turkey and quail as well, so I didn't want to buy a bunch of different kinds of feed. Good luck, I'm sure your jungle fowl will love it!
     
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  3. OR4-hmom

    OR4-hmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feed game to my bantams and for my breeding pens. When raising little ones used turkey & game feed also. When they are molting I also up the protein in my layer flock.
     
  4. RedJungleFowl

    RedJungleFowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh so its good for them okay can u feed them when they are at age 4-5 week old.
     
  5. howfunkyisurchicken

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    You can feed it to them as long as you'd like. Before gamebird feed was $19 for a 50lb bag, it was all I ever fed (besides a little scratch, sunflower seeds and kitchen scraps). My birds always looked gorgeous when they were eating the high protein gamebird crumbles. Now that I only have 6 bantams, I may start buying it again because I just loved how healthy they looked while they were eating it. Feeding 60+ birds a feed that cost that much was hurting my pocket book quite a bit, only reason I stopped using it :)
     
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  6. Garrisonkidsduo2

    Garrisonkidsduo2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have raise all our chickens from eggs and my kids got 4-H chickens last year and we fed all of the chicks game bird starter and then went to game bird grower after about 2 months well once they are all feathered go to game bird grower. The game bird grower and starter just has more protein then chick starter. Which makes them grow slightly faster and makes them fill out and kind of buffs them up a little more then chick starter and grower. You may have to crush the game bird grow a little bit for the silkies or bantams so they can eat it but barred rocks, RIR, BCM all the bigger breeds will be fine.
     
  7. Garrisonkidsduo2

    Garrisonkidsduo2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can feed them the game bird grow from the time they hatch I do and have for 2 years now and I hatch out all our chicks, they do wonderful on that feed.
     
  8. RedJungleFowl

    RedJungleFowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh okay than
     
  9. BV chickens

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    yes hi I was wondering if you could give me some advice,i am very confused on what to feed my new chicks they are arriving may 26-28 I heard that game feed is better protein for them, I would like for my birds to look nice what would you recommend me to feed my baby chicks, any info would be greatly appreciated, ty
     
  10. RedJungleFowl

    RedJungleFowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello there you can feeding them game bird starter when they first arrive and that's all until they are much older like between 4 to 5 week where they have enough feather to cover them fully then u can start to feed them other things that's when I start to give them corn and other things. Best of luck for u and your arriving chicks [​IMG]
     

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