A few pictures as I was putting the birds away for the night...
Turkeys found a new place to roost... the top of the coop is covered in poop
The heritage birds for my meaty project say chicken tractors are just for fat birds... we want to roost in the tree with the other turkeys! They couldn't even be swayed by an evening meal in the tractor. Delaware and dark Cornish (DC on the left, harder to see in the dark)
My future broodies from CC... they were desperately trying to get out of their quarantine crate... my guess is they really wanted to roost too. My 7yo accidentally let them out with the other birds for a treat this afternoon and they seemed to well with the meaties, but the turkeys weren't too fond of them. These orps are very skittish and don't like to be handled (yet, haha) so catching them to put them back in the crate was fun.
I also got to chase a meat rabbit around the yard today because one of the girls left the cage unlatched. Thankfully he's really scared of the chickens so he kept returning to his cage area and I was able to catch him and put him away. I really thought he was gone for a while until there was a big commotion by the chicken run.
They will calm down with handling and treats. I don't handle my birds much, so they start on the skittish side. It serves them well against predators. I have open top runs and don't close my coops.