Should I feed my adult turkeys the same food I feed my chickens???

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by penny1780, May 5, 2009.

  1. penny1780

    penny1780 New Egg

    Mar 14, 2009
    dover, ar
    I have a tom and hen turkey and was wondering if they eat the same feed as I feed my chickens. I also feed them scraps but was wondering if they need more portein in their diet.
  2. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

    Jan 27, 2007
    We feed both the chooks and turks Purina Gamebird Maintenance and put out free choice oyster shell for turkey and chook hens.
  3. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

    Dec 22, 2008
    GR MI: TN bound!
    I would give them game bird crumble
  4. lilchick

    lilchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Williamsport In.
    They need higher protein feed than chickens do.
    I raise mine together so I mix layer, cracked corn,
    and dog food 26 %... As well as letting them free range all day.
  5. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    It depends on the age of the turkey, we start ours on 28 game bird starter, then 19% chick start n grow. The adults we feed during egg laying season a 18% layer, during non laying a regular 16% layer - same as the chicken layer. Some whole corn in the afternoons - more in the winter less in the summer. Fresh greens and grass plus all the bugs etc they can find. This time of year we also boil back quite a few eggs and feed them that.

    Steve in NC

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