Game bird protein??!!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by joe17, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. joe17

    joe17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2009
    Louisiana
    I have heard that gamebird feed is great to feed show chickens so I was going to buy some. My feed store has two gamebird feeds. One has 15% protein which is called maintence gamebird. There is also a conditioner gamebird feed which is 17% protein. What is up with that?! I thought gamebird feed is supposed to be 24% or more which was why it is great. I ended up just buying chick starter and manna pro gamebird feed which is 24% protein but it only comes in 5 pound bags! Ughh should I still feed the low protein gamebird feed?
     
  2. chickenguru

    chickenguru Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The gamebird feed that I feed is 30% protien. It is Purina gamebird startena
    for growth and plumage. I have better results starting all of my chicks out
    on this rather than the regular chick start & grow.
     
  3. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Yeah all of my gamebird feed is at least 28% and any conditioner should be higher, to best inhance plumage.

    AL
     
  4. dragonlair

    dragonlair Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The game bird stuff I can get is 24%. I have my 10 week old pullets on it now. It was the only non-layer feed I could get in a crumble!
     
  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    The line of feed I use has 4 different types of Game bird feed.
    28% starter
    22% grower
    17% breeder
    16% maintenance


    Chris
     

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