Picky Turkey

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Lil' Jerry, Apr 21, 2019.

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  1. Lil' Jerry

    Lil' Jerry In the Brooder

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    Howdy y'all,

    My turkey is very picky. We give her game bird feed, but she eats very little of it. Some days she goes nuts for lettuce and grapes, and then other days she doesn't want to touch them! We've tried different seeds, grains, fruits and vegetables, but we can never tell what she wants to eat on a given day. The only thing she regularly eats is grass when she has time in the yard to graze.

    She's a little slim for a turkey, and I'm getting worried she might not be eating enough. Any suggestions?
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Great Horny Toads

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    She will eat when she's hungry. Mine don't eat a lot of ration either for their size. Adult turkeys generally don't need a lot. Let her graze daily.

    You don't want a fat turkey unless you plan to eat her. A slim bird will live longer.
     
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  3. Lil' Jerry

    Lil' Jerry In the Brooder

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    Thanks for the feedback!
     
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