Turkeys like stink bugs!

Its official! All birds hate stink bugs and refuse to eat them, EXCEPT FOR ONE!! I was sweeping off my back porch of empty seed shells and various animal fur clumps, when I saw one of ‘those things’ crawling towards my open door. I raced it to the opening, took my broom and swept it towards one of the hens that was chasing the dust bunnies (she must of been bored)…she saw what she thought to be a plump tasty bug coming her way and jumped up to get it. She got it alright, a beak full of yuck! She spit it out, shook her head a few times and ran to the bucket of water to wash that nasty taste out of her mouth. I was disappointed. I thought the chickens would eat them, helping me to keep them out of my house. But noooooooo…even the birds won’t touch them. But then, the turkey came up, saw a stink bug and ‘gobbled’ it up! I wasn’t sure if she really enjoyed the icky critter or if she ate it so fast that she didn’t taste it. So…I found another one, swept it towards her and she ate it! Hurray! I took my broom and swept every stink bug I could see towards the turkey who happily ended their little lives! Yep, if you drove by the farm this morning, you would’ve seen me sweeping the grass, rocks, mulch, bushes, sidewalks, porch furniture, concrete duck, Jeep, trailer, trash can, the dogs, fence post, etc…with a fat white turkey following me! She was chowing down every stink bug that I could see, flipping it towards her open beak! She got a non tasty treat and I got rid of a few bugs!


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