Turkeys!!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by BigByrd24, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. BigByrd24

    BigByrd24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, I have eggs in the bator due to hatch in a few days. This is my first time hatching turkeys. I have a few Q's.

    Is it okay to put baby turkeys(BR) with Chick(BJG)? (Chicks are a week old on Friday.) If not why?
    Is 24 % feed okay?

    Any help.
    please and thank you. Tim
     
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  2. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

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  3. favoritekitty

    favoritekitty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    IF my eggs hatch, Im going to raise them with my chicks, too. They are only 4 days old so I hope they will be OK together. Congrats on your babies [​IMG]

    If you were able to get it, would % protein would you use, Steve?
     
  4. BigByrd24

    BigByrd24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Steve,

    I have been trying to get 28% medicated. But I have not found anyone around here that carries it. So that is why I said 24%. And the highest Medicated I can find is 18% which I have read is way too low.

    Thanks Tim
     
  5. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    I just put some 2 week old welsummers in with just hatched poults so they could show them the ropes. I always do this for several days anyway. Lots of people will tell you not to because chicken poop carries diseases that are harmful to poults. I personally have never had a problem with mixing them. Also as Steve said, 28% is best on feed.
     
  6. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

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  7. BigByrd24

    BigByrd24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What can I do to get a good out come?
    The highest feed I can get is 24 % non-medicated.

    Anything Steve??
    Thanks Tim
     
  8. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    we use 24% and have excellent results. our birds feathered out beautifully, are full of vigor and energy.
     
  9. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

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  10. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    Yeah, have you seen MJ's turkeys?? They like to sit on the roof of her house and watch her. Kind of like a scene out of the movie "Birds" except these are BIG birds LOL!!
     

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