raising turkeys for the first time i dont know anything about turkeys!!!!!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Farmgirl1234, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. Farmgirl1234

    Farmgirl1234 New Egg

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    we got 3 turkey chicks and 2 seem ok but our chicken chicks are not very nice and the 3rd one chirps a lot
    and i'm concerned what do turkeys eat? can someone please tell me? thank you in advance...
     
  2. Ryan521

    Ryan521 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well for food you need a high protein turkey or game bird starter.
     
  3. 20736

    20736 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    turkeys need a feed higher in protein than chick starter. Some game bird feeds with 22% protein can work.
    And, you have to really watch turkey chicks the first WEEK and make sure they have learned how and where to eat and drink. Really!
    We always had a couple chicks in with the poults and that helped too.
     
  4. turkeyguy123

    turkeyguy123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would suggest at least 26% protein I use 28% for my poults.
     
  5. nugget_night

    nugget_night Just Hatched

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    I give new ones egg yoke the fresher the better. I have some chickens now that laid egg, broke it for her chicks. I used chicken eggs but will use turkey eggs now as I have them. Turkeys are loud chirpers.
     
  6. Farmgirl1234

    Farmgirl1234 New Egg

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    thank you. dad thinks the white one wont make it though...........
     
  7. Farmgirl1234

    Farmgirl1234 New Egg

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    he said it might live though
     

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