turkey feed vs chicken food

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Godsgrl, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. Godsgrl

    Godsgrl Ostrich wrangler

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    Someone mentioned to me today that chickens and chicks do better on turkey feed. Especially turkey starter. Have any of you heard of this, and do you give that to your chicks? The guy said the chicks grow faster, and get fatter on it. I don't see that as something I want in just some pet chickens. Thoughts? Thanks
     
  2. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    yes you can feed turkey/gamebird starter to your chicks.but its mostly fed to turkeys geese ducks peafowl because they require high protine to support their fast growth.
     
  3. raindrop

    raindrop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depending on the breed/purpose, you may not want the fastest growth rate. Unless you are raising for meat, I would stick with the 18% or so starter, fast growth rate can lead to skeletal problems.
     
  4. Godsgrl

    Godsgrl Ostrich wrangler

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    thanks for the replies. We'll stick to chicken food. [​IMG]
     

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