Apples in the last few weeks before slaughter?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by hannalice, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. hannalice

    hannalice In the Brooder

    Jun 13, 2010
    Hey all,

    Just wanted to get proof of something. Years ago my uncle used to raise turkeys, and would feed them apples in addition to the commercial feed for the last few weeks, saying it would sweeten their meat. True? Or an old wives tale? I was gonna do this with this batch of meaties, but if it's not effective...
  2. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Interesting. I would like to know too.
  3. 1_FnkyFrm

    1_FnkyFrm Songster

    Jun 6, 2010
    Knoxville, Tn
    I know the wild turkeys in Texas eat the wild chili pateen peppers and you can taste the pepper in the turkey..

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