"Game bird food"

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BK79, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. BK79

    BK79 Out Of The Brooder

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    Can anyone tell me if "game bird food" is in crumble or pellet form?
    I know a few brands like Purina e.t.c.
    do they make a "game bird layer"?
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Unless it's starter, most of the gamebird feeds I've purchased have been pellets. Less waste.
     
  3. BK79

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    Can I find this in TSC in Canada? or is it available in TSC in the U.S. ????
    plz advise
     
  4. mrwoodboat

    mrwoodboat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Game Bird Chow from Purina here in SC is in crumble form- I use it to mix with my Layer Crumbles to up protein to prep birds that are getting ready to begin laying....
     
  5. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    I buy GameBird starter and GamerBird feed in crumbles. In fact, I've been using it as a chick starter lately as it has been a better "bang for the buck" in cost savings. I like the high protein content. Armada Grains Feeds. A local Michigan company.
    I can also feed a Broiler Grower which is 19.5% protein that our local mill grinds as a mash. Great price point on that.

    Your local feed store or mill may have some guidance for you. With so many different brands of feed makers, generalities aren't all that helpful, I'm afraid.
     
  6. BK79

    BK79 Out Of The Brooder

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    need to locate some of this game bird chow
     
  7. MeanV2

    MeanV2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just had the Local F/S order me some Purina Game Bird Chow Startena, 30% protein. I am hoping for chicks soon.

    Dan
     
  8. BK79

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    found 30% protein by Purina game bird food statena non medicated in Canada...
    how long do I wait to feed my chicks this?
    they are close to 3 weeks old now...I've been giving them chick starter medicated
     
  9. BK79

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    got a pic of the bag?
     
  10. Bill 101

    Bill 101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aside from being way more protein than a chicken needs, it can be fed. If you are now feeding Chick Starter, start by mixing 25% GB to 75% CS feed for one week, then increase to 50% GB to 50% CS the second week. The 3rd week use 75% GB to 25% CS & then the 4th week can be all Game Bird Starter. The reason is to let their digestive systems get use to the higher Protein GB Starter. This actually should be done anytime you switch feeds
     

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