A century of Turkey talk 2000-2100.

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by duluthralphie, Apr 5, 2015.

  1. memphis

    memphis Overrun With Chickens

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    Do turkey's eat acorns? They and the chickens do eat the pecans in their yard. I have a bumper crop of acorns out front and was thinking of throwing a bunch in their yard.
     
  2. memphis

    memphis Overrun With Chickens

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    Ralphie....send pictures of your new Speckled Sussex trio!

    And pictures of your calico turkeys!!


    Please......
     
  3. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    I will try to get some of the chickens,

    by Calico turkeys I meant the flock as a whole, I have so many different colors and shades, thanks to JJ and Ethel being the rusty slates. Did you see the list R2elk posted of every possible offspring they can have? it was like 50 colors long! (I might have exaggerated that a bit.)
     
  4. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    I know that the wild turkeys back east eat acorns. My oak trees are too small and not productive enough for me to know if my turkeys will eat them. They do eat my wild plums and the seeds are passing through whole. You could try tossing a few in and see what they do with them. I think if you took a hammer and smashed some that it would make them less of a choking hazard.
     
  5. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    My turkeys graze under the oak trees for a few hours every day. A little over an hour when I let them out and then this time of day. They are grazing under them right now. I have so many oaks trying to keep them from acorns would be futile.
     
  6. Auroradream26

    Auroradream26 Smothered in Feathers Premium Member

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    We always have tons of acorns out front under our oak trees. I've seen them out there here and there but never really paid any attention to if they were eating them or not. I'm going to have to watch now.
     
  7. memphis

    memphis Overrun With Chickens

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    Let the flock follow me out to the driveway that's full of acorns. I just stomp on them to break them open. I know the chickens love them. As soon as the turkeys saw the chickens eating them they turned into a couple of acorn vacuums! ****** the chickens off!
     
  8. memphis

    memphis Overrun With Chickens

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    Here is another pic of Betty. Ralphie. ..wanna see your new birds.

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  9. feistychick

    feistychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well Turkules has impressed me yet again - the world's most tolerant turkey. Goldie is alway pulling on his feathers when he puffs up and today she discovered his little brush of a new beard. She spent about 5 minutes pulling on his beard and he just stood there with a "what on earth are you doing" look on his face. He eventually just walked away when he'd had enough.... Poor guy, I'm surprised he didn't peck her :p
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    We had all the help we could use outside today :rolleyes: Curious doesn't even begin to describe what they get into.... and how much they like to "help"

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  10. memphis

    memphis Overrun With Chickens

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    Turkules! Love the look on his face. What a guy! And the babies are too cute. Pesty little darlings.
     

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