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turkey food

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by southernsibe, Oct 3, 2007.

  1. southernsibe

    southernsibe Songster

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    Is there a specific food for turkeys? Both the feed stores near me have said to feed the turkeys the same as the chickens. When they were poults they got a starter that was medicated and higher in protein. Now that they are older what is the ideal food for them? I have been feeding them the regular chicken food, but recently switched back to the crumbles from pellets because I noticed there was more protein in it, and I learned here that they need at least 22% protein. I would prefer to feed the crumbles, there seems to be much less waste with it. Is there anything that I can add to the food to boost the protein content? TIA
    Rachel
     

  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

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    There is a game bird feed...higher in protien. Thats what I feed my turkeys.
     

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