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Briarwoods photos
Joined: 3/16/2006
Location: Let's Go Mets!!
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Posted: May/07/2006 1:24 PM PST

My neighbor has them all the time and I have yet to see one turkey in my yard. Anyway to attract them over my way besides girl turkeys?
Mainegal
Joined: 3/30/2002
Location: Southern Maine Zone4/5
Posts: 2550
Posted: May/07/2006 5:54 PM PST

if you have a veggie garden you don't want them in your yard
all i know is to put corn out and they will come and eat it
they are always in my yard and i don't want them to be as i can't walk barefoot in the yard cause of all their poo
grandmakathy
Joined: 4/08/2006
Location: Northport, Washington
Posts: 227
Posted: May/08/2006 1:52 PM PST

:banana-wa

I'm not certain of this, but I think you can contact your Dept of Wildlife where you live and they will supply you with the required feed, free or for a fee? I think this work's based on wheter or not they are trying to increase the population in any given area.

We have had a huge regeneration of Turkey's here in the last 8 years, they are beautiful!
Briarwoods photos
Joined: 3/16/2006
Location: Let's Go Mets!!
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Posted: May/08/2006 2:06 PM PST

My veggie garden is fenced in. I want them in my front yard which is about 1/4 acre half wooded, half meadow.
Spider_Lily photos
Joined: 10/27/2005
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Posted: May/08/2006 2:14 PM PST

I don,t want them in my yard digging and scratching up my flowers.T hey may fly over the fence.
Briarwoods photos
Joined: 3/16/2006
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Posted: May/08/2006 2:27 PM PST

OK..LOL..I'm hearing reasons why you guys do NOT want them but I do so any suggestions how to get them here are welcome : )
Spider_Lily photos
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Posted: May/08/2006 2:59 PM PST

Well here they love peanuts when they harvest them and corn try that provide good nesting areas fresh water .or ask your neighbor what they are doing .Good luck.
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Joined: 4/04/2006
Location: NE Ohio, deck chuckin' fool
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Posted: May/11/2006 7:31 PM PST

The first time I saw wild ones was where I used to work and they were jumping in the grass next to the woods eating berries off some wild blackberry plants. They looked spring loaded. There was also something in the grass they liked because sometimes they'd be anywhere around the building munching. they'd walk through the cars and some threatened to put bird seed in their trunks around Thanksgiving. One short lady even had an "admirer" follow her when she was escorting someone into the building. He tried to distract it, but it kept following her. It was funny!
sashweezy
Joined: 6/06/2005
Location: Ontario, Canada..Zone 4
Posts: 8401
Posted: May/11/2006 7:54 PM PST

Kat, check this site. It tells you at the bottom what they like.

http://dep.state.ct.us/burnatr/wildlife/factsht s/wldtrky.htm
albyneau photos
Joined: 12/28/2007
Location: Lower Lake, CA
Posts: 6
Posted: Dec/28/2007 6:47 PM PST

It's all a matter of perspective, fellow gardener! Imagine 100+ seed-buzzards eating away at your gardening/landscaping efforts every single day.... I'll post a pic tomorrow~ because I *KNOW* they will be back! GRRRR.....
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