Turkeys eat mice?

arad2586

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Just wondering about turkeys eating mice, my fiance's dad had a BBB that she said she had seen of a couple occasions of him killing and eating mice. Just out of curiosity I was wondering if they will normally do that (eat anything they can catch) or if it mightve been a rare occurrence. Maybe he just looked at it like a really big bug?
 

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Just wondering about turkeys eating mice, my fiance's dad had a BBB that she said she had seen of a couple occasions of him killing and eating mice. Just out of curiosity I was wondering if they will normally do that (eat anything they can catch) or if it mightve been a rare occurrence. Maybe he just looked at it like a really big bug?

It depends on the individual turkey but most of them will kill and eat anything they can catch. That includes mice, voles snakes, lizards and small birds.
 
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That's great to hear and I had no idea! There is a mouse that lives in the coop and I hope our turkeys catch it when they get bigger. I caught one once but there is one more and I want it out of the coop!!!! I've tried 3 packs of glue traps and the havahart trap but no luck with that second mouse.
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It depends on the individual turkey but most of them will kill and eat anything they can catch. That includes mice, voles snakes, lizards and small birds.

X 2 - this goes for chickens as well. They'll eat pretty much anything that doesn't eat them first.
 

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