Feeding Turkeys?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by mylilchix, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've been raising bourbon reds for the 1st time this year. I've been feeding them Manna Pro Gamebird Show bird feed. I'm wondering if I'm feeding them the right stuff for the last few weeks, or should they be eating something else to help fatten them up?

    Thanks,
    Sonja
     
  2. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    We feed ours 28% medicated from hatch until about 3 months old, then a 20% start n grow until 5 or 6 months, then a 20% layer. When I'm raising just for the table I keep them on 28% all the way thru with some whole corn added in the afternoon.

    Steve
     
  3. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you very much for you help! I'll add corn to their diet. I want these guys big and fat soon!!
     
  4. JAPJRGIRL21

    JAPJRGIRL21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What about treats? I am feeding the 28%, but I would like to give them a treat every now and then...any suggestions?
     
  5. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Ours like whole corn, crushed hard boiled eggs, apples, tomatoes and dark leafy greens like cabage or collards. For some reason they won't touch lettuce or anything like that. Just don't overdo the corn, corn is low in protien about 8% and they will fill up on that and not eat as much feed.

    Steve
     
  6. doubleostud

    doubleostud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine also like to eat off my hay bales and alfalfa bales.
     

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