Quick ?? about protein, please help

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by noahsark, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. noahsark

    noahsark Out Of The Brooder

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    My freedoms are at 7 weeks now and look good, however I ve had them on straight grain(wheat, barley, corn) and forage, and Im thinking they need more protein then they are getting..So the question is of my two local choices, do I want Gamebird pellet 25% OR Meatbird crumble 21%, and whats a gamebird anyway! Thanks ya all, I will hold off running into town untill i receive some confident answers..Also need to post a new picture, they look great!
     
  2. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would suggest the 21%. I'm guessing the 25% is probably a good bit more expensive, and honestly, chickens don't need that much protein. If fact, I doubt they can even utilize that %.

    A game bird is what they used to use for cockfighting. Even though they are smaller than a LF chicken, they need more protein.
     
  3. mdbokc

    mdbokc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A gamebird can be a pheasant as well....which many people raise....just not found in these forums.

    I mix gamebird with the layer pellets when molt hits. Really helps speed that along and I can tell the girls feel better too.
     
  4. noahsark

    noahsark Out Of The Brooder

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    All ross here, and process to happen in 5 weeks? I hope..Same cost..problem with crumble is it seems I feed all the wild birds as wel, but if 25 is to high, then so be it..
     
  5. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    If they are extra roo's I'd give them the 25%. I usually use 27% to fatten up fast. Roo's are bad and noisy.
     
  6. eKo_birdies

    eKo_birdies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    these are for your freedom ranger cockerels correct?

    i would think 21% would be just fine (that's what mine are getting at that age..).
     
  7. Kajunbanty

    Kajunbanty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would go with the pellets myself, the chickens will handle it just fine, I have used it with my chicks before rather than buy some for the chicks and some for the guinea I just bought 1 large sack of the gamebird which the guineas had to have.
     
  8. Sundown_Farmer

    Sundown_Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's a tip I'll put into action. Thanks.
     
  9. Brunty_Farms

    Brunty_Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Go with the 21%.... buy some bird seed for the wild birds, it's cheaper.
     
  10. ghulst

    ghulst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Give them a little of the the 21% mash and whole corn and they will fatten up fast.
     

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