How much do turkeys eat?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by gamefowl guy, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. gamefowl guy

    gamefowl guy Out Of The Brooder

    51
    2
    41
    Nov 21, 2011
    My computer
    If I were to overwinter an adult tom or a hen and they ate 100% grain?
     
  2. Evelle

    Evelle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    North Idaho
    hahahaha
    me and my husband joke around saying our turkeys have an undieing appitite they ALWAYS rush and swarm food like they havent seen food in weeks.
     
  3. HallFamilyFarm

    HallFamilyFarm PA ETL#195

    5,682
    53
    278
    Jan 25, 2010
    Collins, Arkansas
    Plant lots of winter wheat, kale etc and they will eat it about 50% of the time.
     
  4. rfwombat

    rfwombat Out Of The Brooder

    45
    5
    24
    Mar 3, 2009
    Humboldt County
    Turkeys forage much more than chickens so if you have winter forage available they wont eat much feed. But if you do feed 100% grain, be prepared to go through about 1 lb of feed per day per bird depending on size.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by