Should I put grit in my turkey's food?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by LucyGoosey1, Oct 27, 2016.

  1. LucyGoosey1

    LucyGoosey1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello,

    I've been putting grit for other poultry in my turkey's food. However, a coworker just mentioned that he heard from someone with a turkey farm that sometimes turkeys need to be killed if they get stones caught in their wattle.

    Should I then NOT put the pebble-sized grit in her food? I don't want to cause her death, she's a pet!

    Thanks to all of you who are more experienced for your help.
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Let It Snow Premium Member

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    Grit should always be offered in a separate bowl, or at least there should be suitable natural grit in their area for them to pick up as needed. Grit is a good thing, so always provide it and your turkey will eat it as it needs it. I wouldn't listen to what folks think they heard about animal care, especially since turkeys don't even have wattles, so they don't even know the anatomy of the species they are giving advice about.
     

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