More strange turkey behavior... I have a RP and Narri who seem to be sharing a nest. Both act broody but neither are mean. Today, DW was collecting eggs and though the hen was happy to be petted, she tried to take the eggs back. What I think is weird about this is that one day the narri is setting the nest, the next its the RP. Is this normal or are my birds just weird?
I lifted the RP hen off her nest to check for eggs under her. She is so broody now I can lift her right up and she refuses to move. When I lifted her I found a CLB completely under her. The stoooopid turkey was trying to hatch a hen.....Of course the CLB was not all that bright either.
Second, there has been a Wild Turkey Hen hanging out here all day long. She has been trying to woo the boys into visiting her near the Appletinnis pen. Tonight she succeeded to get 5 of the boys down there near her. The 5 boys refused to go to bed. They would break free and run back to her, scream and yell at us as we pushed them towards the coop. I have never seen 5 hornier toms in my life. They did not seem to care she was a wild one and not good for them.
I assume tomorrow I could lose a TOM to the wild hen. Does she not have one of her own kind to mate with?
She is so small compared to my birds even. I wonder if I could have pushed her into the coop? She really did not seem to care much about my being there. It was like if my Toms accept me she would too....