Chaos - congrats on the bator! Very brave
Aurora - my goodness you have eggs - maybe one of your turkey hens will go broody and sit on all of Adams babies for you? Or, you could mail them out and we'll take care of them for you when you run out room
Memphis - love the pics of the girls..... They are so pretty. I haven't seen much of my birds off the roost lately.
Ralph - that is quite the impressive inventory of turkeys you have. Glad you made it home safe and sound! Sounds like everyone is behaving normally - belly buttons and all
Can't wait to see what your calico flock hatches out this year. I could definitely provide a belly button-less bourbon tom if you make a road trip west!
Turkeyparents - hope your wife is feeling better soon!
Feedman - Wow, you have a wide array of toms too. I'm having color-envy again! Are your hens a variety as well?
My turkeys are having cabin fever I think.....they're a rowdy and noisy crowd these days. Makes me wish we lived somewhere a bit drier or warmer. I think they'd enjoy their outside time more. Can't wait for the days to start getting longer again. My broody orpington hen is not giving up, so I think I'm giving in. I moved her into a large open crate (in the coop) and gave her 2 "training" eggs. She scooped those suckers under her belly so fast I almost didn't see them vanish. She hasn't left the nest to roost for several days, so if she sits for another day or two, I'll give her real eggs. I guess this is good learning for me - and maybe I'll have turkey eggs one of these days too
I can't even imagine what a broody turkey is like - do they growl and develop an attitude??