Why do the wild turkeys prefer to eat poop from one horse and not the other?
Could not decide where to post this as it is an odd question!
My small farm is surrounded by forest. There is a huge wild turkey flock that lives in the woods. They come into the pastures during the day to eat and gobble and generally just be silly.
I have two TBs who love to play and fight. My pasture is divided in half to cut down on vet bills and clothing damage.
I have noticed that the turkeys spend almost all their time on one side and it finally occurred to me that they are eating the poop from one horse and not the other. Their diets are similar and I feed daily Continuex wormer (plus appropriate paste twice a year). Just wondered if anybody out there has any idea why the turkeys seem to prefer one horse's poop over the other?
It has to be worm/parasite related so I think I will do FECs on both, but thought I would see if anybody had other suggestions!