Is Gamebird Food Ok to Feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Getaway Gal, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. Getaway Gal

    Getaway Gal Out Of The Brooder

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    My husband came home from the feed store with Gamebird Food. Is this ok to give my 23-28 week old chickens and two turkeys??
    Thanks.
     
  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Sure! I use Purina Flock Raiser on my birds too! It is just higher protein. Be sure to throw out some calcium shells for the laying hens.
     
  3. Getaway Gal

    Getaway Gal Out Of The Brooder

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    Great! I'll run out and give it to them. Didn't want to do it without a confirmation that it was ok! Thanks.
     
  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It depends what kind of gamebird feed. There is gamebird starter, maintanence, flight conditioner and layena. Each has different levels of protein that may or may not be ideal. It would be best to confirm exactly what he got.
     
  5. mandelyn

    mandelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup, I prefer it actually. I use the ManaPro gamebird/showbird starter now. There was a major difference in older chicks I got when I switched them to it, and amazing feather growth on chicks I hatched myself. They came out of that wooden brooder box looking like they had been free ranging in the Garden of Eden or something.
     
  6. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Animals tend to eat to the levels they do to get to their protein requirements. If you feed a higher protein food, they will just eat less. If you are still worried about the protein percent being too high, give them some more greens.
     
  7. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ive fed game bird finisher for over a year now and my birds do great on it. I think its 16% protein.
     
  8. Sandrachx

    Sandrachx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i've given my hens the game bird conditioner over the past 2 months. now that it's winter and we've been having 15degrees and lower at night, i'm wondering if i should stay with the higher protein along with their layer crumble. i try to give it to them as a treat every other day, thrown into the leaves and straw they scratch through.

    any suggestions.
     
  9. hinkjc

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    cgmccary Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine ONLY get Gamebird Feed. It is the only feed I can find around here that meets the higher protein % and consists of both animal and plant protein (which I require).
     

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