Yep another feed question

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by longranger, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. longranger

    longranger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to fatten up a few turkeys for the table that are in a common coop with others that will be next springs breeders. Would fattening up the breeders, within reason of course, have any long term consequence? These are heritage birds and all are about 6 months old. Would plan to return to their regular diet after the target birds are culled. Really don't have facilities to separate them.
     
  2. the Old Rebel

    the Old Rebel Rest in Peace -2011

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    I am not an expert on this, but I don't think it would hurt them at all especially with winter coming on. If they were BB's, I'd say definitely not to do it, but since they are heritage, I don't think it will be a problem. I'll be interested to see what other people say.

    What would you be using to "fatten them up"?
     
  3. longranger

    longranger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I plan to use corn gradually increased from 25% to put on some fat. After Culling will return to grower until the first eggs of the season. Then switch to layer mix.
     
  4. ChanceRider

    ChanceRider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's exactly what I'm planning on doing. I have 13 turkeys, 3 BR's and 10 MW's, all housed together for now. I'll be processing all but the ones I plan on using as next year's breeders.
     

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