Is it ok to feed turkey feed to my ducks and geese for a few days?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by moenmitz, May 28, 2008.

  1. moenmitz

    moenmitz Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    I am almost out of the organic duck starter I have been feeding the 2 week old D & G's and will not be able to get to the hatchery where I get it (an hour away) until Monday when I pick up my chicks. I have almost a whole 50 pound bag of organic UNMEDICATED turkey starter-my 5 turkeys eat hardly anything and it will probably be wasted before they can eat it anyway. Would it be ok to feed some to the D & G's for a few days until I can get their regular food?
    Last edited: May 28, 2008
  2. moenmitz

    moenmitz Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
  3. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Songster

    Jan 25, 2008
    Personally, I would do it myself. Although I do NOT know if it would be harmful or not. I think it would be fine if only for a few days. I would do it if they were my birds, but please wait for further advice I do not want anything to happen because of poor opinion.

  4. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    Does it have a list of ingredients? Then maybe you could compare. Seems like it would be ok, but I dunno for sure. [​IMG]
  5. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Songster

    Im sure you would be ok..i feed them it just to get rid of the bag..dont want feed sitting around to long anyway..

    Last edited: May 29, 2008
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    I would feed it to them. Usually the only difference in the game feeds is the protein %.

    I switched over to Purina flock raiser and have found all of my geese have a much better appearance than on any other feed. As soon as my ducks reach 4 weeks of age I plan to switch them over too. All water and game fowl at my place will be eating Flock Raiser at that time.
  7. moenmitz

    moenmitz Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    ok, thank you. It is pretty much the same stuff, just the turkey has a higher protein level (28% to 21% in the duck)

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