Game Bird Feed

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Master S.M.C, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all, I wanted to know if I can feed my Brahma and Jersey Giant chicks game bird feed. Also if I can for how long.
     
  2. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

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    I feed all my chicks game bird starter. They grow real nice on it [​IMG]
     
  3. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    We feed our Jersey's and BO's game feed in a pinch when we don't have time to make a trip to the feed store. It is more costly, game feed is more nutritional because of the game chickens dietary needs vs. regular chicken, it also has a lot more protein, at least the kind we buy. I don't let them eat it for weeks on end only a few days at most because of the cost.
     
  4. kobesmom81

    kobesmom81 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had a small experiment with Game Bird food vs. Start and Grow. The chicks who were fed Starter grew a lot quicker than the chicks who were eating the game bird feed. I would feed Starter for a while first and then give them the game bird feed. Game bird feed does cost a bit more though.
     
  5. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    the game bird feed around here is 28% protien and the start n grow is 20%. 28% protien isn't recommend for chickens.

    Steve in NC
     

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