Keets and chick feed?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jstlitlome, Apr 11, 2016.

  1. jstlitlome

    jstlitlome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry if this question has been asked. I can't find the answers anywhere, but could be just be me! Lol I hatched 18 chicks Thursday and went and bought 6 guineas Saturday for predator alerts. I've never had guineas but raised 4 batches of chicks. I want them to grow up together so maybe they will all get along. So far, so good!

    Question : I just discovered that keets need a higher protein than chicks. They've been on chick starter /grower feed since I got them. Is this ok? . If I switch to turkey game bird will it hurt the chicks?

    Thanks in advance!

    Leslie
     
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  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    You'll want to switch to the gamebird starter since the keets really need it. It shouldn't hurt the chicks :)
     
  3. jstlitlome

    jstlitlome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dang! I have a huge bag of chick starter! [​IMG]

    oh well. lol

    Thank you so much.

    Leslie
     
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  4. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    You could mix the game bird and chick starter together. Not only would it ease their transition from one feed to another, but it would allow you to feed out the starter and not let it go to waste :)
     
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