I gots me a problem

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Bodnsoul, May 19, 2008.

  1. Bodnsoul

    Bodnsoul Hatching

    Nov 22, 2007
    And I hope it isn't a big one. I have a mixed hatch of chicks, ducklings and a lone turkey. Since I don't want to brood the turkey alone and make him more mentally unbalanced than a turkey is normally, how do I feed him/her. It is a Royal Palm btw. Do heritage turks need the high protein like the fast growers do or can I get by with him with chick starter? Another option is to mix chik and turkey starter 50/50 to get a 24% feed and feed the chicks a bit rich and the turkey a bit lower protein then a normal turkey starter. Any body got a good opinion on this?
  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I have raised all my turkeys BR with my baby chicks on chick starter. Raised baby emus on same thing. They all are happy and healthy. When turkeys get older i up the protien a little since they are around the peafowl, plus they free range too.[​IMG]

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