Quick Answer: Can turkeys have chicken scratch?

Low-quality chicken feed

What should you not feed turkeys?

The following is a list of the main foods that you should not feed your turkeys.

  • Low-quality chicken feed.
  • Other Livestock Feeds.
  • Dried/Raw Beans.
  • Avocados.
  • Fruit Pits and Seeds.
  • Tomato and Eggplant Leaves.
  • Raw Meat.
  • Onions.

Do turkeys need scratch?

They are cleaner to keep than chickens

Our turkey pen is always cleaner than our chicken pen, and I believe this has to do with the fact that turkeys don’t have that constant instinct to scratch. Our chickens dig through bedding throughout their waking hours and throw soiled bedding everywhere.

What do you feed turkeys before slaughter?

Rape and alfalfa, as well as lettuce, cabbage, and most any other garden greens, all provide good food for turkeys. As much as 25 percent of the ration can be greens, which can enable you to compete price-wise with the commercial grower.

Can baby turkeys eat chicken feed?

Can Turkeys and Chickens Eat the Same Food. Baby turkeys (poults) and baby chicks should be fed their own individual starter feeds specially formulated for each species. Poults require a higher protein feed, especially for the first few weeks.

Are turkeys friendly to chickens?

As far as personalities, our turkeys and chickens get along fine. The turkeys keep to themselves, and because they are slower and less frantic, they let the chickens eat first, then move in and take care of their needs.

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Will free range turkeys fly away?

Because turkeys are able to fly, those birds have been confined to the caged yard. … However, because it has an open top, the turkeys would be able to fly away. Clipping the wings, a painless procedure, prevents the birds from taking flight.

How often should chickens be fed?

There’s no set rule for how many times you should feed your chickens, as long as they have plenty of feed out to eat throughout the day. Most owners put out feed twice a day. Once in the morning, and once in the evening.