Originally Posted by ki4got
Originally Posted by Arielle
Narri are on my want list too. I will experiment with a few breeds and see how the work for me. I have notice since separating the extra males from the hens life is much calmer. For me!
Do the midgets have more breast meat, for their size, compared to other turkeys? I'm on a quest to better understand each different breed of turkey!
well, hubby says no to turkeys (for now). but if i could find the wild gobblers' nests, i'd hatch what i could steal. LOL we've got 2 separate flocks right now, one uphill one downhill and they egg each other on all day gobbling back and forth.
Good luck finding a nest!! These are big birds and I wouldn't want to meet up with a protective mother!
Turkeys are interesting. Not as smart as chickens, IMO, but bring a different element to farm life. THey follow me EVERYWHERE! It can be annoying to manouver a wheelbarrow thru 4 young toms who are slow to move, especially when I'm in a hurry! LOL THese I hatched from a pair of BR. Sweet birds-easy to incubate, just a week longer. And included a few chicken eggs from my favorite hen. (Helps the poults thrive .)
I have a BBW defrosting, A very easy bird to raise. THen load into the back of my car ( seats fold down) and off to the butcher then into the freezer. THese MUST be butchered and not kept, so may be a good place to start.
My DH is warming up to the birds, even the ducks. ( He was a wildlife major in college.)