Wrong feed, can I still use it somehow??

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Beckymca, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. Beckymca

    Beckymca Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 6 hens on layer pellets and 14 little ones on crumbles, but somehow got a bag of turkey grower pellets. I've opened the bag already, darn.... Can I use it here and there to use it up without hurting anyone???? I think I have 5-6 young BO roos, can I use it at some point for them? I intend to eat them. Thanks
     
  2. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    Is it medicated? Check the label as well as the ingredients for amprolium or any antibiotics. If it has antibiotics I wouldn't feed it. If it just has amprolium I'd probably feed it to chickens under 14 weeks. If not medicated at all it should be fine to feed to any of them. Probably even fine as their only food.
     
  3. Beckymca

    Beckymca Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It does not appear to be medicated, nor can I find the other ingred on the list. I'm just going to toss a handful now and then til it's gone. I'll be careful to check the tags myself next time! Thanks for your help!
     
  4. Sportsterjeep

    Sportsterjeep Creekside Acres Farm

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    You'll be fine to feed it to them. If it makes you feel more at ease, just feed it to your roos till it's gone as their source of feed. With game bird type feeds, the biggest difference is that it is a higher protein level. We feed flock raiser to all our birds. It's 20% protein instead of the normal 16% that layer feed is. They do really well on it. I also give them straight up scratch mixed in to make it a little cheaper during the summer.
     
  5. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Quote:I do the same! Mixed Layena with Flock Raiser.
     

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