I started making my nest boxes 16 inches cubed (instead of 12) and they like them much better, haven't found any eggs in the old boxes since the new ones went in. Anyone know the best dimension for turkey nest boxes? I'm thinking 24" would work. Will turkey hens use the higher one if I stack 2 on top of each other, or do they only lay at ground level?
you got to the answer before I asked the question!! ...hhahaha..that would be a great starting point for the nest boxes I need..these girls are "big-bottom" girls.
My run is approximately 5 x 20. I have 6 girls. Can I have more or am I at a realistic level now? I do not really want to build another run, although I am trying to plan a way to add on to the existing one. Hearing you all talk about the different breeds isn't helping!
they do make things hard here don't they????........hey, I am feeling the same thing here!! All this talking of eggs in incubators and I don't have any eggs right now to eat let alone hatch...very frustrating...i am sure you haven't noticed...
i was thinking about Jerusalem artichokes for the birds...haven't done it yet though..have read some others feeding them to their birds.
haha, you be funny.....& SHhhh....that is why I am getting a rooster in the spring..hee-hee
What are your feelings about wyandotte personalities? I only have one, so I certainly can't offer any useful information. My one wyandotte has been skittish and very hard to catch and/or hold. She has been like that since she was a chick. Even though she was hand raised and pampered she is very standoffish. Just curious if this is more typical of wyandottes, or if I just got a Diva.
I think they can be grown, but they are treated as annuals up here. Have you ever tried Jerusalem Artichokes, also called Sunchokes. They look like a cross between a potato and ginger. They have a water chestnut texture and can be eaten raw, fried, mashed, baked etc. they are are a perennial closely related to sunflowers. They grow just about anywhere, but can become invasive because they grow so well.
Edited to add: Dhetzel beat me to it!
hahaha, you beat me too...
Wyandottes are all Divas,..haha...mine are very vocal to Dh & myself..make a lot of different purring/clucking noises..they like to talk. They are laid back and social for the most part..mine actually follow me around..i can call them into bed, and back from the fence to the neighbors house, (this was started as soon as I got them)...I know where I stand though, my head is not too big..I am the bringer of FOOD..and that is pretty much ALL that matters to this group. Over-all they are good birds, would be better if they were laying eggs right now.