Juice Pulp for Chickens and Turkeys

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This week our family encountered something that we never imagined was possible. A wild turkey showed up in our yard. That might not seemed too far fetched for some of you reading this, but let me tell you we live in the middle of the city. In the desert. Here’s a picture of the little guy (or gal) in our tree. To be totally honest I’m not even sure this is a turkey. How should I know? I’m a city gal.

After a couple of days it was still hanging around, so I decided I should put some food out. My first thought went to bird seed and we happened to have some, so I set that out in the yard and went about my day.

In the evening I was in the kitchen making some carrot/celery juice for my daughter who was feeling a cold coming on. As I started to clean the juice machine and looked at the pulp container, I realized the bird could eat the pulp. Of course! So I scooped some of the carrot juice pulp onto a plate and took it out to our little friend.

I’m not sure if the wild bird has eaten the pulp or not. He’s not too keen on letting us humans get close, but I feel good knowing that I’ve provide some healthy nutrition should he need it. He is still here this morning, so he must like our place well enough.

Since I don’t have any proof that our bird eats juice pulp, I thought I’d post a video of some chickens who do eat juice pulp. They love it!  Watch!

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