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What Kind Of Chick Starter Should I Use?

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by paul88, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. paul88

    paul88 In the Brooder

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    I'm incubating some golden pheasant eggs and they're due to hatch next week. For ringnecks I've always used medicated gamebird starter. This is my first experience with goldens and I thought I read somewhere that turkey feed should be used instead. Can someone out there help me? Thanks!
     
  2. DMFarm

    DMFarm Songster

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    Medicated gamebird starter is fine
     
  3. paul88

    paul88 In the Brooder

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    Thanks! Thats what I thought but I wanted to make sure.
     
  4. 3forfree

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    I hatched out 5 commons 4 weeks ago, and have given them nothing but turkey starter, they are doing fine except for the runt being trampled and another learning to fly at 2 weeks and leaving the brooder and landing in the sump hole and drowning. Now I have 3 and have started giving them the same pellets that I give to the adults. I give the pellets a spin in the blender to break them up alittle. I've made a small cage for them as they outgrew the brooder(washing machine box). These three are going to a friend, I have 2 dozen going into the bator tomorrow. I hope these pics work it's been awhile since I've posted any.

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