Feeding my turkeys

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Turklet, Jun 19, 2016.

  1. Turklet

    Turklet New Egg

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    Does any one know where I can buy the proper turkey feed, probiotics and vitamins for 2 week old poults online? The places local to me sell everything for chickens but nothing for turkeys. Or is there "human" versions of the vitamins turkeys need that I use instead? I am new to this. I keep reading about the vitamins turkeys should get but I don't have any idea where to get them.
     
  2. eviemethugh

    eviemethugh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ask if they have game bird feed, sometimes it will have a silhouette of a turkey on the package, sometimes not. It is usually 16-25% protein. If you have a choice I would go with around 20-22% personally.
    I haven't used probiotics, but use the same electrolytes and what not from our chickens. The food should have all of the other vitamins they need in it. You should be fine using any product made for a chicken with a turkey such as rooster booster or a probiotic. Just read the whole panel to make sure it doesn't say "NOT for use with turkeys" We even use our chicken electrolytes & vitamin mix in our hog's waterer.
     
  3. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    I give mine chick starter (22% protein) and use rooster booster for vitamins electrolytes and probiotics for the first two weeks. These are both "chicken" products. So, your store may have something that you can use, it just may not say specifically for turkeys.
     
  4. Turklet

    Turklet New Egg

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    Thank you for the suggestions. Can I continue with these feeds after 2 weeks of age, or should I be switching to something different at a certain point?
     
  5. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    My bag of starter says to switch at 6 weeks, at which point they eat the flock raiser that everyone else (chickens/chicks, guineas, and turkeys) eats. I only use the chick starter for the turkey poults and guinea keets.
     

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