Turkeys and snakes

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by TxCritter, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. TxCritter

    TxCritter Out Of The Brooder

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    Simple questions.......will a free range turkey go after snakes? I know turkeys are great at keeping the bug population down but am wondering about the snakes.
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  2. pdpatch

    pdpatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes turkey's will go after some snakes, as log as it's not to big.

    As far as how well they fair, that would another question.

    small snakes they can handle like a 6 inches to 1 foot garder or larger snake.

    A full size rattle snake or large rat or bull they might not be able to.

    It also depends on the type of turkey. a spanish black wich is closer to it's wild cousins would fair better then a BB Bronze or Great white adult.
     
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2009
  3. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Ours will chase them, they will all fluff up and chirp and the snake heads the other way.

    Steve in NC
     
  4. TxCritter

    TxCritter Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all.
     
  5. Struttn1

    Struttn1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Several years ago when I raised standard bronze turkeys I was constantly finding dead snakes that had wandered into the turkey pen. Those bronze hens would mutilate the head of any snake that got into their pens.
     

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