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Turkey Feed

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Mickey Lou 04, Mar 16, 2015.

  1. Mickey Lou 04

    Mickey Lou 04 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am trying to decide whether or not to order a couple turkeys for my 4-h project. I already own/show duck and chickens.

    What feed to the turkeys eat at different stages.

    And does anybody have any tips about anything turkey for me?
     
  2. AmericanMom

    AmericanMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last year when I started with turkeys I put them on an all purpose flock raiser, it has 20% protein. I switched off the layer feed for my layers and put the whole back yard flock on the same feed, at the time I had Geese, chickens, fryers and turkeys... From chick to adult that is what I raise my flock on

    I am in the process of hatching turkeys now and did change it up a bit. I started them on a higher protein game bird starter, it has 27% protein, I wanted these little ones to have the best possible chance but I believe after a couple months I can switch them to the all purpose.
     
  3. Mickey Lou 04

    Mickey Lou 04 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!
    So if I were to do a breeder pair to hatch from next year would I keep them on flock raiser for their entire adult life, and supplement the hen during the laying season with oyster shell?
     
  4. AmericanMom

    AmericanMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check with your local feed store or maybe a breeder will chime in and correct me if I am wrong but I will keep the poults on Game bird starter for a few months then switch them to the all purpose for the rest of their lives and yes, oyster shells for the layers. My turkey hens were never interested in the shells until they were about 8 mo old
     

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