Turkey treats?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by purecountrychicken, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. purecountrychicken

    purecountrychicken Songster

    Sep 11, 2008
    Gray Court, SC
    What do turkeys like to eat? I know theres a chicken treat chart. Will turkeys eat about the same stuff?

  2. we toss out whole corn

  3. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Songster

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    Would love to know too, I am new to turkeys & I was just going to check out google for the answer....mine do like a little bread , a little cracked corn.......they seem fussy compared to my chickens [​IMG]
  4. Lotsapaints

    Lotsapaints Songster

    Mar 17, 2010
    Paso Robles, CA
    Mine will run over any turkey in the way for bread they didn't get excited over watermelon or even grass but they will chirrup for bread and if I crinkle the wrapper it starts the ruckus very entertaining
  5. oldmossinger

    oldmossinger In the Brooder

    Oct 4, 2009
    Holland, VT
    Green beans, cucumbers and DANDELION LEAVES, I use dandelion leaves to get the stragglers to go in the coop at night.
  6. thaiturkey

    thaiturkey Songster

    Feb 22, 2010
    Certain types of young grass, ants eggs, big caterpillars, young banana plant shoots, papaya, lettuce, all of our new shoots and leaves in the garden, flying termites, anything that one of the others has in its beak.
  7. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Songster

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    Oh yeah, I forgot about the 4 tomato worms that were GIANT sized....LOL they play keep away! [​IMG]
  8. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    I usually throw a little whole corn, not too much in this heat. today, they had grapes. Yesterday, peaches & plums, de-seeded of course.
  9. thecityman

    thecityman Chirping

    Jun 14, 2010
    Orlinda, TN
    I asked this exact question...evenused the thread title "turkey treats" a few weeks ago, and while I got several good answers, the one that I'd NEVER have thought of but which turned out to be both ingenious and (based on the reaction the turkeys show when I give them to them) is..... JAPANESE BEETLES. I mean, common sense tells you that any turkey is going to go crazy for a real live (or dead) bug, but until someone suggested a source I'd have never thought about a way to get an unlimited, free (almost), easy source of real bugs.....which is this case is those Japanese Beetle Traps!!!! I don't know about where you live, but I live in town and still can fill a "bag of beetles" in about 2 days! As a means of really getting rid of the beetles it is said that they bring in more than they catch and therefore have a negative net effect on the beetle population on a given property. ANd as an aside, I'd rarely even seen a japanese beetle in my yard and yet within minutes of hanging the trap they started flying in like crazy!!!! Anyway.....

    In terms of Turkey Treats, what could be better than a few handfulls of REAL bugs....the very thing that turkeys spend all day searching and pecking around for???? When I dump my bag (or part of it usually) Its sooooo entertaining to watch my birds go insane for those little bugs!!!!

    So, there it is. Not my idea, but darn good one nonetheless!
  10. goldenluver

    goldenluver Songster

    May 20, 2009
    Springfield, Oregon
    I run zuccini through a food processor to shread it up, as long as my plants produce them.
    radash leaves

    they are attracted to the color green

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