What food to swap to

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Skipper7410, Jul 6, 2019.

  1. Skipper7410

    Skipper7410 Chirping

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    Hey guys, ive seen mixed opinions but was curious to see what you guys recommend for feed. I have 7 RP turkeys (some will stay as breeders, rest are food) and am currently finishing the big bag of turkey starter that my wife picked up (28% protein i think). I gotta imagine with the oldest being 3 to 4 months and the 6 others being at close to 2 months that i dont need to feed them the starter anymore. What is the best to feed them considering the fact i will be keeping some breeders and eating the rest? They get to free range a little bit, but not too much (1/4 acre lot in residential area) so occasionally they get out a bit...the oldest gets out quite often due to my wife making it basically a house pet lol. Also they do get fed dried meal worms fairly often as treats. My oldest goes crazy over them. Thanks!
     
  2. R2elk

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    The recommended feed regimen is turkey or gamebird starter from hatch through 6 to 8 weeks. Turkey or gamebird grower (usually 24% protein) for the next 6 weeks. After that a good 20% all flock (aka flock grower) with free choice oyster shell is appropriate.

    If desired for processing purposes the final month to 6 weeks can be a turkey finisher and/or supplemental corn.

    Limit treats to no more than 10% of the total diet. More poultry are harmed by excessive treats than by any other reason. Too many mealworms can cause kidney problems.
     
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    Skipper7410 Chirping

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    I will make sure we cut back on the meal worms then. As far as their ages now would i pretty much just go to the 20% all flock? Or should i still do some grower? Thank you
     
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    You can get away with going to all flock although the younger ones at 8 weeks (2 months) would be better off with grower.
     
  5. Skipper7410

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    Ill go ahead and get some grower to be on the safe side
     
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