Magical, perfect creature
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I had a wild hen show up for seven years in a row. She would fly into the turkey pen and even go in the coop where the feed is. She would let the toms have their way with her and then build a nest down in my field. As soon as she would go broody, she would stop coming into the pen.All turkeys are weird..
I had two "proofs" of this today.
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....
One year after she hatched her clutch she even tried to bring them into the fenced area but could not figure how to get on the other side of the fence while staying at their level.
You realize she is a serious violation of your NPIP status.