Are you wondering about feeding turkeys once you get them? Whether it’s fresh produce or grains, let’s talk about what they can and can’t have.
If you want to make raising turkeys super easy, buy commercial, non-medicated turkey feed. You should be able to buy it at any feed store.
You can free-range turkeys but that doesn’t replace their need for actual feed. Turkeys require a high amount of protein.
Yes, you can free-range turkeys but that doesn’t replace their need for actual feed. Turkeys require a high amount of protein. It’s important to provide commercial, non-medicated turkey feed.
Free-range turkeys will eat: – Acorns – Seeds and grains, including spilled birdseed or corn and wheat in agricultural fields – Berries, wild grapes, crabapples, and other small fruits – Fleshy plant parts, such as buds, roots, bulbs – Plant foliage, grass, and tender young leaves or shoots – and MORE!!!
Some fresh fruits, including cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots have pits that contain cyanide compounds, which are poisonous.
What NOT to feed a turkey? – Avocados – Dried/Raw Beans – Fruit Pits and Seeds – Tomato and Eggplant Leaves – Onions – Processed Food – Chocolate – Citrus Fruits – Coffee/Tea – Green Potatoes – Mango Peels – Rhubarb Leaves