Calling on the "Turkey tackler, chicken wrangler, nature lover, et al." Perhaps Red could or would help me out here… I know that I could Google it, but that is no fun at all. I have a question on turkeys, and I do believe you are the resident 'turkey tackler.' What is a Jake vs. a Tom? Is it just wild vs. domestic or is there some other difference in the name/term. The wild ones have been in the coop again today, they can sure eat a lot in a short time. I would hate to have to feed even a small flock of these… for long.
They are so big and so fast that I am beginning to think one could be harmed by one 'escaping' from my coop. The air pressure from a wing beat can be easily felt… I was refilling a hanging feeder today, with lay pellets, and went to the storage shed area to fill a bucket, when I went back in, after just a few minutes time, I was assaulted by this bad boy. Everyone is ok, no one was harmed during this episode, and the dust did settle, but it was quite a start nonetheless. These wild birds are very powerful, to say the least.
I have not had Quail eggs, bird-man, but might try some if you recommend them. Cyn, I can't say for sure what is in the bottles… the DW's friend made these and forwarded the photograph. This is traditionally the coldest week of the year, the days are getting longer, some folks have eggs set, some have chicks on order, I think we are on the downhill side and we will make it into spring after all.
Be safe out there,