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Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by duluthralphie, Apr 5, 2015.
Yea hopefully they will have enough meat on them for our small family of four. That's a big chicken.
Yep it is. I like my big chickens. I hope to have bigger this year.
Well it is finally a bit drier out, and the babies were out rolling in the dirt (mud) a bit. We managed to get most of the storm damaged trees down, so had time to let them run free for a little while. They are adventurous and growing so darn fast!
They look great! I want babies....:/ !!
It's so neat having them from a few days old. One is a week older and not nearly as people-oriented. They come when they are called and jump up when you ask them to. I thought they'd be hard to put back in the coop after running around, but they've been super easy - just open the door and motion them in. I'm sure that will change when they hit "teen-age" and stop listening lol
Earlier in this thread, R2Elk had posted a link on an interesting way to sex turkeys. You hold them upside down. Males will kick and wiggle, females will be docile and hold one or both legs in.
If you have a feed store nearby that will be bringing in turkeys, see if they will let you pick out your poult.
I have found that to be the one piece of information that R2elk has given that does not work. All my poults kicked!
And I have some hens from my young'uns.
I think the best way to get a hen is drive to Minnesota and take a prisoner on an out of state parole.
Otherwise, I think he could be the volunteer to try my whizbang chicken plucker when I finish it.
They have to be day old for it to work?
That could be my problem.