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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2007 2:12 pm 
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Hatchling
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What should I feed turkeys from day old to adult. I have some turkey starter crumble to start the chicks. How lond should I feed it to them and then what should they eat? :? :? :?

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HI Clucky12
When i had turkeys we gave them the crumbles till they were 16 weeks with lots off greens as i found they need thier greens i grow lots of spinage and i cut it up for them fine at first then at 16 weeks i stated mixing some darling downs mixin with it all were healthy hope this helps im sure more people will help
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Thank you Coralie,

Sounds like I am doing the right thing so far. They free range all day so they get lots of green.

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Hi Cluck12
goodluck hope all goes will for you its a lot of fun watching them grow into such big turkies
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Turkeys need high protein diets. Which is the most expensive part of poultry food......
I feed my Turkeys (all my poultry) Gents(maggots) they are easy to grow, we all have flies in our backyards.....
I use large plastic trays(bunnings have them) lightly cover the bottom with meat meal(blood&bone) or meat scraps work well from the house.......
a cover of clean damp(poultry) bedding or material which will decompose....I use rice husks & keep it damp....leave in warm dark spot of the shed.
After a few days depending how big you want them, tip them out on the ground for your turkeys(poultry), or give a few scoop each day...... wash out with water only and start a new batch.....H


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