Originally Posted by duluthralphie
I am starting a new thread in hopes we get everyone together on one thread for turkeys instead of several "turkey talk" threads.
If I fail, so be it.
Rules here are simple..
1. have fun
3. at some point mention turkeys. if it goes a tad of topic, who cares.
I currently have a dozen, I think, eggs in the incubator they should hatch May 1. I hope.
I have one turkey Ethel and her mate JJ free ranging. She has a nest, but who knows where. ( these two are red slates)
I have been thinking of buying a tracking device to hang on her neck to find her eggs. Amazon has some for 12 bucks.
I have 4 blues in a pen and am collecting eggs from the 3 hens, I am getting 1-3 a day, I have yet to figure out their timing, but they are young'uns.
The Tom and 2 hens are self blue the other hen is a splash, which means I should be free of blacks this year.
I am a little worried about the free ranging turkeys, They are roosting on the fence for the blues, I have game bird netting covering the blues, I worry the reds will fall off the fence or step on the netting and get caught,,dumb birds...
Finally just to show something on the start of the thread... I offer you my little video I took yesterday of the worlds dumbest rooster and the worlds dumbest tom..
The rooster actually started this after fighting with my other rooster who refused to put up with his nonsense. I should mention no birds were hurt in the filming of this. At the end when you hear me say that's enough, I broke them up and shut the gate. They are both too dumb to know they could have flown over the gate to fight again..
BTW my drink of choice tonight is water on the rocks....