What all do you feed your turkeys besides turkey food?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by KOTurkeyRanch, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. KOTurkeyRanch

    KOTurkeyRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering what all of you feed your turkeys other than the food made for them?
    I've heard of rice and eggs, is there anything else?
     
  2. farmerlor

    farmerlor Chillin' With My Peeps

    Momma's turkey babies get whatever they want. LOL! My turks are suckers for grapes, yogurt, cottage cheese, scrambled eggs, greens, and mashed potatoes. There's probably more but those are ones that come first to mind.
     
  3. KOTurkeyRanch

    KOTurkeyRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do you know of any foods that improve feathering or any nutrients that do?
     
  4. ljf24

    ljf24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. FlashPointFarm

    FlashPointFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Game Bird Feed is what we use for our Turkeys and Ducks. The high protein helps them grow. You could probably get away with a "Broiler" Feed, something with higher protein than Layer feeds have.
     
  6. Morri

    Morri what's quackalackin?

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    I think the boiled egg and maybe mealworm will help with the feathering [​IMG]
     
  7. lilchick

    lilchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine will eat dog and cat food as well as the horses sweet feed.
    I let them free range and they seem to eat alot of grass also.
    I keep meat bird feed and layer pellets in their feeder in the barn also.
     
  8. ChanceRider

    ChanceRider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I buy organic grains in bulk (local organic feed co-op) that I soak and feed to my laying hens, turkeys, and extra roosters. This is in addition to their commercial feeds. I try for all natural, no additives feed. I often get bulk fruits and veggies that I feed as treats.
     
  9. Sara1982

    Sara1982 Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine love to steal the sweet feed out of our pony's feed bowl and will chase you around the yard if they know you have some watermelon or lettuce [​IMG]
     
  10. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington!

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    Bugs Bugs Bugs! Especially Grasshoppers and Crickets.
     

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