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What do you feed your turkeys?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Louise's Country Closet, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. Louise's Country Closet

    Louise's Country Closet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was curious what everyone feeds their turkeys? I've heard anything from game bird to chicken layer so what do you feed your adult turkeys??
     
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  2. BeccaOH

    BeccaOH Morning Gem Farm

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    Mine got game bird pellets and seemed to do well on them. (I don't currently have turkey due to space.)
     
  3. Louise's Country Closet

    Louise's Country Closet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, that's what mine are getting right now too. It's just SO expensive! [​IMG]
     
  4. mamawolf544

    mamawolf544 Unbreakable Heart

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    I feed mine 28% game bird crumbles.
    And then they get a handful of a mix our feed store makes with all kinds of good stuff.
    And once ir twice a week some kind of fruit or vegetable or sometimes salmon.
     
  5. Alas

    Alas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My turkey and chickens are free range. I also throw out cracked corn and layer pellets so they arent tempted to roam too far [​IMG]
     
  6. jason_mazzy

    jason_mazzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have found goat feed to be on sale lately. at $4 cheaper per bag the ingredients are nearly identical. I have been using that in dishes and as scratch to keep the birds content.
     
  7. ccrawf

    ccrawf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had my chickens and turkeys together and they all eat the layer pellets. Worked good for me for several years.
    I do use game starter for the chicks. But game bird feed is just too expensive and I haven't found a breeder feed either.
     
  8. Louise's Country Closet

    Louise's Country Closet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks everyone for the answers! i'm interested in the laying feed since that is a bit cheaper than the game bird. especially considering how much the turkeys waste by knocking it all out of the feeders.
     
  9. sweeterdeeter42

    sweeterdeeter42 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I heard that you are never supposed to feed them chick starter or layer because it is medicated? Is that not true? I dont remember where I heard that . Or is that just for ducks? I feed my turkeys meat builder feed. It says for turkeys. I tried to feed them corn first, but they wouldnt eat it so I bought the meat builder.
     
  10. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

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    Poults up to 10 weeks get 28% after that they get 16% to 20% layer ration that is on heritage types. The BB get 22% whole life (which is much shorter unfortunately).
     

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