A century of Turkey talk 2000-2100. - Page 773
The first hatch I have 17 left. Might need to cull one more, but we'll see. Second hatch I have 10 with the broody hens. Third hatch I have 5 in the brooder. I neglected to write down when I set those eggs and had to guess. I only got 5 of 12. There's still one in the hatcher, and he's alive, but I'm not sure what to do. He should have hatched. 3 of the 5 pipped the wrong end. This one hasn't internally pipped yet, but I see him moving when I candled. Guess I'll just wait and see.
I'm not PT tested and you're supposed to be, in TX, to sell poults. I would be if I had my own land. But the majority will go in the freezer. I raw feed my dogs and I can't see a reason to buy chicken and turkey when I can raise it.
The SS are my project, so I'm hoping to get a few nice pullets to keep. I've lost hope of getting a good cockerel, but will hopefully get chicks next year from some really good lines. I hatched 15 first hatch, 9 with the broodies and 12 in the brooder so far.
I am sorry to hear about your dog. I know I am late on this, I have had an unbelievably busy (bad) 3-4 days too.
I have one turkey still laying eggs. However, I am going to expand that number soon... The "Sisterhood of the Traveling Eggs" trio are going to come to an abrupt end. I have been leaving the because it is cute. We are getting closer to hatching time. SO 2 are done. I will put Sidekick in with them this time so I get pure Self Blues.
Ok sounds great. Good luck with ending the trio.
If raystown lake lets livestock to go with us I would take all the turkeys chickens and have there coop loaded up on a tractor Trailer with a wide load sign to go camping with us I would sleep in the chicken coop with them instead of camping in the camper. Set up a cot and have my favorite spoiled chicken Lexi sleeping with me she is such a sweetheart.
That is my sole Blue, she has 2 at least and more than likely more. She is not moving, her baby snuck out the back side the nest so I helped it back in. We almost had a turkey Wrassling match then.
I will try to get a picture of the trio tomorrow.