New turkey polts coming tomorrow.

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by jason_mazzy, May 11, 2011.

  1. jason_mazzy

    jason_mazzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    4 narragansetts and 6 bourbons. hatched friday night sat morning. I know I need gamebird feed. What exactly would that be at the TSC? Is there a high protein chick starter that would work?
    what is the minimum protein needed for a turkey?
     
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  2. jason_mazzy

    jason_mazzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't see a gamebird food listed, and a 24% chick starter is the best they have, until I can get to a feed mill that has some gamebird feed.
     
  3. Turkeyrangler

    Turkeyrangler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You really should get at least 28%, but 24 should work for a couple days. I've only used 20-30% protein.
     
  4. Ema

    Ema Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have turkey poults coming next month and I have been doing some research on feed etc....I want to stick with feeding them Turkey food but so far everything I have read is that people tend to feed them chicken feed, scratch and boss, as well as free ranging. A lot of people who have chickens, feed their turkeys the exact same they feed their chickens.

    My feed store does not carry gamebird feed, So I am still researching this, I was just mentioning what I have read thus far....not sure if it will help you, but in any event the protein content they feed their turkeys is between 24 and 28%

    I am the first one in my local area with turkeys, so if I wanted turkey feed I would have to special order it. [​IMG]
     
  5. jason_mazzy

    jason_mazzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats what I had thought before about 28%. I was not expecting the polts for another week so I had not picked up feed yet.
     

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