I'm waiting for the agility turkey video!
My Toms met me at the door when I went out this evening for lock up and bird check.
I like when they meet me at the door, my DW does not like them at the door. I put my hands out and said "Head to bed, guys!" they almost ran to their pen. All of them went in except JJ. Who went by the door, but with JJ I just called his name reached down and touched him and he turned around and went in.
Now the problem of the day. It does not appear they are eating during the day. They will not eat the fancy expensive Game bird Breeder formula I bought for them. It stays in the feeder until the chickens and squirrels eat it the next day. They are refusing the Game Bird mash I normally feed them. They spend the whole day strutting in front of the women's prison. They do not eat or drink. Unless they are finding something to forage on the ground ,but it is picked pretty clean this time of year.
I gave them fresh water in a "dish" tonight thinking they would want to drink it with the mud puddles all frozen all day. They did not, The refused to even look at the fresh water! I gave in and threw some whole corn, BOSS and oats in the pen for them. They rushed over to it. I am not going to start feeding them corn and BOSS every night.
BTW they have an order they eat the treat in. Corn first, then BOSS, and leave the oats for someone else to eat. Spoiled birds!
I hope they do not starve to death on me. I would hate to have the humane society come out and complain I starved my animals. Besides I do not look good in prison jump suits doing the perp walk.
Speaking of perp walks, here is my PC that went Broody, serving time in GITMO. As soon as she lays an eggs she can get out.
Kind of a bleak existence.
355 post to catch up on,,, there is NO WAY,,,Lol,,, but i will scroll through the pics :) .. Ive been super busy haven't closed on the new farm yet BUT closing is scheduled for March 15th,, Finally.. but the sellers have kindly been letting me go over and fix a couple outbuildings... they figure they have nothing to loose with getting new roof,new windows,new insulation,electric and walls..LOL... but it will make my move allot easier when the time comes. I will be able to take my chickens over there the day before closing. I'm looking forward to getting Porter, I cant wait,,, Hope he likes his new home, I'm setting up the Corn crib for him and his girls.. it will be a work in progress since ive never had Turkeys before,, hopefully he lets me know what he likes or wants done differently.. There are coyote tracks everywhere around the bldgs, That makes me nervous. and LOTS of deer droppings which is pretty cool.. there was a HUGE eagle sitting in a tree when i was over there couple days ago, He was probably wondering what will soon be on his dinner menu, OK time to look at pics.. take care all....
Wow.. Coffee Porter will be happy to move, He is about to get evicted and be forced to live in the open. I need the tom pen for the Blue Tom and his girls 4 self blues().. ( and the guineas)...
JJ is going into the old Creamette run/coop with Blackie and the BA's... With Ethel and 2 self blues.
Ron, I would think the babies would be sweeties!
Tomorrow's hatch has started tonight! I had 3 Speckled Sussex in the hatcher, ALL 3 hatched...
I also have another white sport!!!