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Old 01-17-2012, 05:10 AM
 
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On a recent trip to Florida to see family it seems mom has become somewhat of a Turkey Buzzard whisperer, every day she puts all food scraps including chicken, turkey, and beef bones out in a pile in the back yard and within an hour a few dozen turkey buzzards have decended and eaten all the scraps..

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Old 01-17-2012, 06:19 PM
 
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smart mom...great picture!
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Old 01-18-2012, 08:07 AM
 
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That's great, until they get used to coming every day, and one day they decide to fly down and start picking at you while you're laying out in the yard getting a tan....
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Old 01-21-2012, 11:17 AM
 
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On a recent trip to Florida to see family it seems mom has become somewhat of a Turkey Buzzard whisperer, every day she puts all food scraps including chicken, turkey, and beef bones out in a pile in the back yard and within an hour a few dozen turkey buzzards have decended and eaten all the scraps..
She might want to check the legality of feeding/baiting federally protected birds.

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Throwing meat scraps out in the yard is also a great way to attract vermin.
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:45 AM
 
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It sounds like a good way but as the others have suggested, it might cause problems in the future. The birds may look to this as a permanant source of food and begin to rely on it everyday. It also might attract other animals. If she takes the time to seperate the food scraps, then she might consider composting.
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Old 06-23-2016, 06:04 AM
 
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i don't think its a good idea. food waste can contaminate some bacteria which is bad for our health.
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