Turkey Grower for Chick ?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by celinecelica, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. celinecelica

    celinecelica Hatching

    Jul 6, 2010
    I only got one chick from my incubator. I had to buy a 50 pounds bag of chick starter ... now he is 6 weeks old. I don't want to buy another 50 pounds bag of chick grower because I have wasted the rest of starter... but I have turkey grower since I have 2 turkeys. Would it be safe to feed the turkey grower to the 6 weeks old chick ??
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2011
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

    Feb 2, 2009
    Southeast Louisiana
    What percentage protein are you talking about with the Turkey grower? Also the percent protein in the chick starter? Is the chick starter medicated?
  3. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Songster

    Oct 10, 2010
    Grand Blanc, MI
    Tractor Supply sells 25lbs bags of unmedicated starter. You can also buy small bags of gamebird conditioner there. I believe it's 22-24% protein.
  4. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Crowing

    Apr 11, 2011
    I like to feed by chooks gamebird feed (when its not $18 for a 50lb bag [​IMG] ). I believe it 22-24% protein, and I've never had a problem. In fact, my flocks feathers have never looked more beautiful then when they're on the expensive, higher protein gamebird feed. And it really seems to help get them through their molts faster. Good luck!

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