A century of Turkey talk 2000-2100. - Page 820
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Got my momma birds out of the coop yesterday. 2 of the hens stayed close and one went exploring. She took a few babies with her and I had to fetch everyone back (where they were supposed to be but they couldn't figure how to get back). Then she went MIA into the weeds. I had to dig her out. Later I heard her out there again and had to dig her *and her egg* out. She's thinking about going broody again and she thinks she's found the perfect spot. I wouldn't care, but her eggs aren't fertile and I'm not letting her sit out there. Getting them in the coop wasn't too bad. When I let them out this morning, the 2 hens and babies were half way to the pasture within minutes. Miss "I want to be broody" was undecided. I'm sure she'll be in her "spot" again.
I need to move the rest of the turkeys over there, but I'm worried about the tom and rooster. I moved the rooster over on Saturday. They fought so badly before, I separated them. They have a lot more room now, but will still be in the same coop and pasture. My tom is pretty much blind in one eye from an injury (stick). I could put a crate in the coop and pen the rooster at night, but really hope I don't have to.
- Chicken Wrangler
Being semi-senile I forget, How old is Ladybird?
It is not unusual to see a hen strut, especially the younger ones.
Holm just called me. He is without internet, theirs went out in all the rain. Which is a normal condition up here in the hinterlands. He is coming down here next week to get some Guinea eggs. I asked if he could bring a Creamer boy back with him, He said he could,,,,,( for those that would like to know this). And you Know whom you are.
Feathyr - I have one broody turkey who kind of resembles the "vampire turkey" too.
Bantambird - Ladybird looks pretty cute all puffed up . My Coco struts whenever the rooster or the toms irritate her. Big Bird strutted a bit when she was a poult, but I haven't seen her do it in months. I wonder if that is their way of telling the boys to leave them alone?
Turkey parents - So sorry to hear about Mars
Gevshiba - sounds like a bit like herding cats, moving the birds Hopefully the Tom and rooster behave themselves!