Turkey eating to much

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by allkindspoultry, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. allkindspoultry

    allkindspoultry Out Of The Brooder

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    My white broard breast turkey tom always wants to be eating wat can i do for him so he will not eat alot i feed him in the mornings and in the afternoon around 6:30 i feed him half a cup in the morning and in evening he is eating way to much [​IMG]
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    What makes you think he is eating too much? Turkeys (unless they are for show, breeding, or pets) are supposed to eat a lot, as that makes them grow faster and be ready for slaughter earlier.

    If you want him to eat enough to satisfy his hunger, but not too much, let him eat for a shorter amount of time. Feed him 2-3 times a day. Give him as much feed as he will consume in 15 minutes, then take it away. If you start to see any ill effects (he gets skinny, weaker, etc.), let him eat as much as he wants for 30 minutes. You don't want to starve him, but nor do you want him to gorge all day.
     
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2013
  3. allkindspoultry

    allkindspoultry Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thanks hes just a pet i got him from a kid at a livestock show he had lost i will start to do that cause i read if they get to fat there legs break
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Look in the Other Backyard Poultry section of the Forum for a section dedicated to Turkeys
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] he does look like a butter ball - no pun intended
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I've never heard of the legs breaking, though being overweight is not good for any type of animal. It puts stress on the legs and can lead to heart problems. Perhaps try posting this on the Turkey forum. [​IMG]
     
  7. allkindspoultry

    allkindspoultry Out Of The Brooder

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    He weighs 52lbs
     
  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas allkindpoultry, and [​IMG]! Perhaps a lower protein feed? Or less of it.
     
  9. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     

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