Originally Posted by Ironsights
I have gotten a few turkey eggs so far this year but now I have one nesting, but she isn't in a nest box (read plastic barrel) it's a new nest this evening so I'm thinking I'd be better off trying to move her. The floor of the turkey house is not good place for a nest. Unless someone has some experience with this I'm going to move her into a nest, lock her in until she lays a couple more eggs, then release her.
The only experience I have with turkey was years ago...incubated wild Eastern Bronze eggs saved from a bulldozer. Was able to release all but one back into the wild. The one I kept back was one eyed after an injury from wood shavings as a poultry. Had to butcher him when he started booming at our 4 year old nephew. Tom thought the chickens were his and Austin was the same height as Tom....didn't want a challenge from a turkey to harm that sweet boy. Brined and roasted...great dinner.
Loving the rain this morning. The pond may overflow this afternoon.
Chickens won't go out much until the rain stops, but they are finding lots of spring grasses to nibble.
The broodies should begin hatching by the 25th.
Candled the eggs in the Hovabators yesterday. Fertility is better in the second batch after trimming those butt fluffs.
We already have 9 calves on the ground....with five more cows bagged and ready...then 36 more in the spring herd to go. Will be calving thru late June. Then the fall herd begins calving in mid September. We just took 12 calves to the stockyards this past weekend.