Gamebird feed?

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  1. Birdman18

    Birdman18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I picked up some game bird feed for my Bobwhites a week ago and the feed bag said that it's a grower/starter feed and wanted to know if its ok. The bobwhites are all matured adults, maybe next time I should order a Turkey Grower feed.


    Anyone use this kind of feed before?


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  2. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    What is the protein percentage?
     
  3. Birdman18

    Birdman18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    duhh alex, its on the tag :p

    it looks to be ok for the time being, but protein is a LITTLE low, i always aim for 24% or higher, i'm sure they would be fine on it, but i wouldn't use it as a standard. Look for something higher in protein

    edit: i think i remember seeing that blue seal makes a 30% gamebird starter, not sure tho., never used it.
     
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  5. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What tag? Can't read it! LOL!
     
  6. Birdman18

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  7. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Its the second picture, if you click on it the picture will enlarge.

    [​IMG] It's been a crazy day, I didn't realize I could enlarge it. lol..
     
  8. Birdman18

    Birdman18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I could get Turkey Grower feed could I use this as the layer feed if it has more protein?

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  9. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Tag??? I need new glasses [​IMG]
     
  10. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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    I buy 30% Gamebird grower. I use it for my Cots and also for the layers. I'm giving scratch right now too, so the grower helps add some protien that they could be lacking. Also I hadn't had an egg in a couple of months and once I started them on this a couple have started up. No added lights. Not the quail though, I have to add lights to them soon, cause they eat like pigs without putting out a single egg.
     

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