Only 8? Wow, you have self control lol. I have alot 25 chickens out there now and 7 turkeys. There's nothing but state game lands behind our property and the cabin next door is a part time neighbor who likes seeing the chickens and turkeys in the yard. The neighbor of the other side of us doesn't mind the chickens at all (though they rarely venture into their yard) but I work hard to make sure the turkeys stay away from their yard. Only because they've tried to invade their garage to visit a couple times and I don't want them flying up on their roof lol. My flock mainly stays in our yard though with plenty of room.
You will be setting chicken eggs--The turkeys need tutors to help them out because Turkeys to not have as many instincts as chickens. Turkey poults can find the most amazing ways to die without help. They will even forget to eat LOL.
8? I will not even tell you how many I have at my place...in the city....
I know all about that. Since I've been hatching poults every week, I usually have 1 or two from the hatch before that teach them the way of things. Right now, the last of my poults from last week are supposed to go to their new home tomorrow and my next set probably won't hatch until Sunday BUT I have a couple chicks in the brooder that will be with them. The ones I just set will hatch with all the hatch a long chicks that I set next week. Oh yes, I already have alot 40 eggs dabbed up towards next week's set date lol.
I never thought about that! But you just hands me a great idea.....
Edited by Auroradream26 - 2/26/16 at 4:04pm
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