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Hi there,

For about 12 months I've been feeding my budgies turkey starter. It was suggested to me after I bought a budgie from a breeder who uses it for his birds. Him and his dad have been involved in all sorts of birds for over 20 years.

It contains probiotics and such (don't know the exact ingredients).

I give it to them with their seed.

Has anybody else used this?

I haven't had any sickness in my birds (knock on wood) and my chicks are healthy and I've suffered no loses in that regard.

I've been reading on the forum about ill health that some people are having with their birds and I wanted to inform people that maybe the turkey starter is a good thing.

I have nothing negative to say about it concerning my use of it so thought that maybe it was something that I could put out there for anybody's use or non use.

I'm not saying that it's the be all and end all of healthy birds, just maybe something for you to think about or even try.

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Do you know anymore about it like the brand and maybe some ingredients etc, I know of breeders that you chicken starter.

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I tried it but my birds wouldnt eat it. How are you serving yours ? and what brand or manufacturer is it of the one you get ?

Edited by KAZ

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There is no brand label on the bag that I remember as I store it in a bucket and have thrown the bag out. I can try and find out some more info when next I buy some. It's with the stock feed and produce at the bird place I buy it from. Other than that I don't know brand or manufacturer or ingredients but I will try and get that info.

I just give it with their seed. It's in pellet form but it does get a bit powdery. If I feel like it I'll try to crush it a bit more and mix with their soft food. But otherwise they just get it when they get seed.

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Yes I have used it, it has a very high protein content. Best fed during breeding season. Clearwing

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Can you tell if they are eating it, or if they are leaving most of it behind?

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There is no brand label on the bag that I remember as I store it in a bucket and have thrown the bag out. I can try and find out some more info when next I buy some. It's with the stock feed and produce at the bird place I buy it from. Other than that I don't know brand or manufacturer or ingredients but I will try and get that info.

I just give it with their seed. It's in pellet form but it does get a bit powdery. If I feel like it I'll try to crush it a bit more and mix with their soft food. But otherwise they just get it when they get seed.

:sadsorry:

 

 

Ingredients vary depending on brand or where it's from

 

Can be .............

• Base grain as depicted seasonally and therefore proportions

may vary.

• Wheat, maize, sorghum, bran and pollard, a

combination of protein meals (cottonseed meal, soybean

meal, sunflower meal, blood meal, meat meal), vegetable/

animal oil, limestone, sodium bicarbonate, salt, choline

chloride, amino acids, lasalocid sodium, Riverina vitamin &

mineral premix.

 

 

or this version

 

 

 

INGREDIENTS

Turkey Starter is formulated from a selection of the following ingredients:

Wheat, triticale, barley, sorghum, oats, peas, lupins, beans, soyabean, canola, sunflower and by-products derived from these ingredients. Meat & bone meal, fish meal, blood meal, fat, lysine, methionine, threonine, tryptophan, antioxidant, enzymes, dicalcium phosphate, limestone, bentonite, salt and lasalocid sodium.

Vitamins: A, D3, E, K, thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), pyridoxine (B6), B12, niacin, pantothenic acid, folic acid, biotin and choline.

Minerals: Calcium, phosphorus, sodium, chloride, cobalt, copper, iron, iodine, manganese, molybdenum, selenium and zinc.

 

 

It varies so much.

 

When I researched the rabbit and guinea pig pellets my budgies like to eat, I found a great variance re brand names and ingredients. I was also told by a stock feed place that a lot of these similar products ( pellets etc ) are the same and bagged into differing bags.....i.e. sheep and cattle pellets are the same but sold in differing packaging etc. Rabbit/guinea pig pellets vary greatly depending on manufacturer. I found some more local to me but werent a patch on the ones I find my budguies love to eat.

 

I wait to hear what you find also.

Edited by KAZ

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Hi, received this email from the company that makes the turkey starter that I buy.

 

 

 

Thank you for your enquiry, I hope the following information is useful

 

 

Turkey Starter Crumbles

 

 

Ingredients: Lupins, Oats, Wheat, Meatmeal, Fishmeal, Lysine, Pre-Mix (vitamins and minerals)

 

 

Crude Protein: 18%

 

Water Content: 6.7%

 

AD Fibre: 5%

 

Digestibility: 90%

 

ME MJ/Kg: 13.3%

 

Phosphorous: 0.62%

 

Sulphur: 0.13%

 

Potassium: 0.43%

 

Sodium: 0.08%

 

Calcium: 1.85%

 

Magnesium: 0.12%

 

Copper: 5 ppm

 

Zinc: 57 ppm

 

Manganese: 68 ppm

 

Iron: 150 ppm

 

 

There are no medicines or medications in any of our products.

 

It's made by a company called Thompson & Redwood Produce Supplies and I buy from a pet store in Midland.

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WARNING: DO NOT USE CHICKEN STARTER to feed your birds unless you know 100% what it contains. MOST pelleted chick starter has infeed anticoccidials to help young chicks through a very susceptable time in their life. Infeed anticoccidials suitable for chicks are known to cause poor hatchability in breeding poultry and deaths in horses & dogs (at high rates). You need to be 100% sure that no infeed anticoccidials are added to the pellets before you consider using the feed for your birds.

 

Turkey starter is probably better as turkeys are pretty sensitive and I know that the anticoccidials used in chicken starters were not added to turkey starter for this reason.

 

Also be mindful that these sorts of products are developed for the animals they are marketted for and are generally formulated around the minimum nutritional requirements for THAT animal. You ALSO need to know that feedmills use a LEAST COST ration system. That means that ingredients can and often do change, depending on their current local price and availablility, so long as the minimum specs are still met.

Edited by nubbly5

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Good info Nubbly :P

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lasalocid sodium - THIS ingredient listed in the both the turkey starters that you found Kaz is an infeed anticoccidial. I would not go NEAR that product with a barge pole as far as my birds were concerned.

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lasalocid sodium - THIS ingredient listed in the both the turkey starters that you found Kaz is an infeed anticoccidial. I would not go NEAR that product with a barge pole as far as my birds were concerned.
Good to know...........pays to google words we arent familiar with eh ?what about "code words" like this one ME MJ/Kg: 13.3% in Deks ingredient list ? Is it sinister or not ?

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lasalocid sodium - THIS ingredient listed in the both the turkey starters that you found Kaz is an infeed anticoccidial. I would not go NEAR that product with a barge pole as far as my birds were concerned.
Good to know...........pays to google words we arent familiar with eh ?what about "code words" like this one ME MJ/Kg: 13.3% in Deks ingredient list ? Is it sinister or not ?

 

 

No that just means megajules of metabolisable energy/kilo. Standard test used to determine the available energy from the feed. But remember that it's a standard lab test so doesn't relate exactly to what the different animals can truely utilize - gives a standard comparison though.

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