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#81268 - 04/12/07 06:28 PM Another Question About Turkeys
New Duck Guy Offline
Feather

Registered: 09/04/06
Posts: 20
Loc: Illinois
I am getting closer to making up my mind on the getting turkey idea, but I have one more question. I have read that they eat basically everything green. Should I expect them to eat to the ground in the pen? If so, that would probably make up my mind. I don't want a big mud pen in my yard. Any other info. you could give me would be appreciated. I am really wanting a pair or Royal Palms but want to get all the information before I get them and regret it.

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#81269 - 04/13/07 03:54 AM Re: Another Question About Turkeys
Sue NH Offline
Coop Cleaner

Registered: 11/15/04
Posts: 182
Loc: New Hampshire
They will clear it just like chickens. I actually think they eat a bigger plant variety than chickens do. They certainly do a number on my flower beds.

I suspect you'll find anything that has a natural range well into the north will eat just about anything. In winter you eat what is edible or die. I'm still snow covered. Got a major storm yesterday again. I can see the turkeys pulling the buds off some of the brush near the back. The feeder is full. They still forage.

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