Lilies forum: Bad Turkey

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Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
May 20, 2017 1:50 PM CST
Pretty Huh?
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NO!!!!! NO!!!!!
I have been thinking the deer, rabbits, groundhogs were eating the buds off my lilies. This Spring I discovered it is the turkeys. They wait until the bud is fat and ready to open and eat it right off.

Anybody know what makes a plant undesirable for turkeys? I am going to try to rig something over the buds but I have so many spread through out the gardens I have acres of land.
Name: Dave
Southern wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Nhra_20
May 20, 2017 1:54 PM CST
A .22 works.
Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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May 20, 2017 2:04 PM CST

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Name: Dave
Southern wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Nhra_20
May 20, 2017 2:08 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
May 20, 2017 7:56 PM CST
Nhra_20 said: Rolling on the floor laughing


I have two shot guns and a GLOCK Pistol. My father was a police officer and he said his girls needed to know how to protect themselves. Some how I do not think he was thinking shooting turkeys was his goal. Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Kabby
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Kabby
May 21, 2017 3:48 PM CST
Turkeys, oh Cinta. The first thing that popped into my mind was fox urine and the second was a motion detector sprinkler. Don't have experience with either one but it's disheartening to see your hard work vanish into a turkey gullet.
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Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Roosterlorn
May 21, 2017 6:43 PM CST
Well, look what showed up on my back porch this morning. Turkeys are not a problem here in my immediate area. During the Spring and Summer, they move out of the preserve and go west into a more agricultural area of vegetable farming (Think Campbell's Soups).
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Name: Dave
Southern wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Region: Wisconsin Peonies Bulbs Seed Starter Pollen collector Plant and/or Seed Trader
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Nhra_20
May 21, 2017 7:29 PM CST
Just the one turkey Lorn? I have been seeing a lot of them in the last week just going back and forth from work. Few years back I was on a job site in Madison WI. Right on one of the lakes, about this time of year I'd show up for work, and there would be this random turkey right where I parked. Now this was in the city, and by a busy road. And it was for nearly a 2 week period every day. Only thing I could think of was someone had a "pet" turkey or something. I was worried the thing was going to come after me as I walked up to the site. I have heard some stories that they can be quite mean and aggressive.
Name: Patrick
Midland, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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auratum
May 24, 2017 12:22 PM CST
I have heard of pheasants doing this same sort of damage. I have a friend in North Dakota with significant losses of lily stems due to pheasants in the past.

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