The brush turkey may be attracted towards the area, and may eventually take over the compost mound as its nesting mound. Over the years while offering our removal service we have seen mounds where brush turkeys have taken over a garden compost heap, using it to start a nice warm nest. Encourage them to relocate their mounds Don’t waste time trying to destroy a well-established mound or chase the bird away. Brush Turkeys Effectively Relocated Male brushturkeys can often destroy gardens in less than a day, and have been known to remove mulch from one garden and relocate it across the road to another garden, just to improve the size of their mounds. However, their innate drive to build a nest is so strong that the mulch can be mixed up with many unusual items from the nearby gardens. Sprinkler costs a lot in water, goes off with every motion within that range, overwaters the lawn creating mildew and fungus. If you can get some tubing that is curved, maybe at a 90 degree angle, and attach that to the fencing and then attach some of that cheap plastic fencing to that so that it faces away from the garden so when the turkeys jump up on it, it will sway and they will fall off and deter them, that may help. Problems caused by brush turkeys A mound-building male brush turkey can strip a standard garden in less than a day. Don’t feed wild turkeys. Or, a dog in the garden:) Good luck with these guys. Keep piles of spare mulch and leaves covered with tarpaulins. Get these decoys and station them at various points around your home. If you love a neat, formal garden, a resident Brush Turkey may be an unwelcome visitor as it scrapes away your mulch. Five ways to solve a wild turkey problem 1. Scrub turkeys nest during the warm seasons, so you will have ready made compost to spread in your garden during the cool seasons. The survival of Brush Turkeys depends on the goodwill of people who are willing to share their backyards and local areas with them. And, when it is hot, the turkey and deer like to stand in the sprinkler and get a shower….

Re: Does anyone know how to get rid of Brush turkeys? To deter Brush Turkeys, try planting low growing native plants to provide thick ground cover. Don’t encourage brush-turkeys into your garden Firstly discourage them from the garden by reducing food sources. To discourage brush turkeys, it is recommended that you: do not feed them, and ensure no scraps of food or rubbish are left lying around don't leave food out for other native species or pets cover compost heaps remove unnecessary sources of water from the backyard use heavy coverings such as river rocks, coarse gravel and logs over standard mulch to prevent raking use tree guards or … Does that make sense? These decoys come with all the instructions you need to fix. Brush turkeys in the garden. No single method of deterrence has proved effective, but in a recently established mound you can try: pruning any tree shading the mound (mounds require over 85% cent shade) spreading a heavy tarpaulin over the mound and weighing it down placing chicken-wire just below your mulch to discourage the bird from raking ! haaha think pretty bird that digs foot deep holes in gardens, scratches all your trees out of the ground and then builds a rotting mound of vegetable matter thats usually at least 3m across and almost the same height!! Although widely regarded as a pest, there's a lot to love about these very interesting Australian birds. People with carefully planned and landscaped gardens can find brush turkeys difficult at breeding time, as they remove vegetation, earth and mulch to create their incubation mounds. Spikes; Spikes are a helpful tool anyone can use to get rid of turkeys. In a few hours, the birds can strip away closely planted natives and light, moist mulch used frequently in landscaped gardens.

I hope so. • Develop the garden in stages, protecting plants at each stage.