A century of Turkey talk 2000-2100.

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by duluthralphie, Apr 5, 2015.

  1. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    Nope not just at a day old. I went and read the thread R2Elk posted.

    My turkeys must just be weird, or I am doing it wrong.
     
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    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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  3. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    That is so interesting! I am going to go try it on one I think is a metro-sexual turkey.

    Thanks
     
  4. feistychick

    feistychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My silly question of the day - how do you get them on their back, is there a trick to it?? I tried to hold the babies on their backs (wanted to try this method - dying to know what they are), and they were squirmy little critters and I couldn't tell whether legs pulled in or kicked :p
     
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    feistychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I must not have been holding the wings against their bodies because we had all kinds of flapping and squirming - going to try this when I get home today!!
     
  7. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    Ahh, ,I never held them until they calmed down... I hated to upset them.
     
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    Has anyone ever made a hard boiled a turkey egg? I have to make some deviled eggs and was thinking about trying a turkey egg. How many minutes would you boil it?
     
  9. mountain mom

    mountain mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aha! I believe we have a solution....

    I have always held until they stop the squirming. My daughter and I just did this a week ago, to see if it still held true.

    Guess what. It did. Dinner and Banshee are toms, Tomahawk is clearly a hen.

    Well, Dinner is physically obvious to be a tom. There is no turning the 25 or more lb tom upside down...
    Banshee kicled like a crazy turkey
    Tomahawk held her legs in

    But also, at this point, we have obvious tom/hen traits. The leg business just solidified it. As well as guided us when they were a week old.
     
  10. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    I have JJ and Sidekick going inside at night!

    They have been doing this since I made the new turkey area, so about 5 days. We had to walk them ( turkey trot) the first night but have went in on their own since then!


    The lone hen refuses to go inside and flies to the roof peak. Ethel and the blue are still in their pen with babies.

    Maybe I will get all turkeys inside this winter!
     

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