Originally Posted by memphis
Can't see your picture Bannturkmom...but welcome!
Hey Fiesty! Aren't weekends the best? So what breed is the rooster? Interesting that he's not crowing. I had one Australorp hen who I would have bet was a rooster. She developed a huge comb & waddle, much larger than her sisters. I was convinced she was a roo. But she just ended up being a hen with a huge comb!
I go through the same thing with my turkeys. Anything new is suspect! Then eventually thoroughly inspected. I leaned one of those long handled pruning things against a tree yesterday. It was thoroughly inspected for almost an hour!
Turkey Math may be worse that chicken math! I'm voting for Ralphie being our TURKEY MATH POSTER BOY!
Due to his rare and now famous calico flock!
Well the little roo is definitely a boy - still not crowing but he started jumping on the backs of the ladies today. He's a mutt, his mother was an olive egger and that's all we know. He's a very pretty boy and very well behaved at this point - we had no rooster, so he can stay. Might have to add a couple more hens for him one of these days - I'm not sure if 5 will be enough. I hadn't intended to have a rooster - but suddenly I am thinking how cute chicks would be
Turkeys make me laugh so hard - they really must inspect everything! Their space gets cleaned regularly, but even so, it is subject to a very thorough inspection after every cleaning. If things don't get put back "exactly right" - that generates many gobbles at the offending object and at me. I can't figure out why they aren't using the dust bath area I made them? The chickens love theirs! Any ideas what might make it attractive to my picky turkeys?? It is so muddy outside, I know they aren't bathing out there....