Will He be okay??? Please say yes!!!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Taylor, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. Taylor

    Taylor Songster

    Dec 14, 2008
    Ok, i was feeding my chickens and turkeys table scraps, tonight we had fried chicken and I had a few chicken legs with little meat on them and i said what the heck, just throw them over in there too. and the hens ate all the meat off them, and the tom came over there and picked the bone up and swallowed it whole!!!!!! [​IMG] and i was just stumped to see him do that, he acted fine afterwards, but can he digest it??? BTW the bones were about 4-5 in long and kinda thick too.

  2. Frosty

    Frosty Songster 10 Years

    Mar 30, 2008
    You just never know with turkeys... they have powerful gizzards filled with rocks. And while cleaning some BBW gizzards, we found rocks that had to be at least an inch in diameter. I have no idea how they would swallow something like that! I would just keep an eye on him and try not to let him do it again.

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