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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    I think it should have been more red than orange and a big "S" in the middle of the cape..

    Sweetpea would have been ready for Halloween then as she went as SUPER TURKEY!
     
  2. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    They tell us that animals can't distinguish the fluorescent orange color which is why they require it for hunters as a safety precaution. I had a neighbor back east who had a dairy. When his barnyard fence boards were painted white the cows would eventually break though the fence and get hit on the road. After he painted the fence boards fluorescent orange the cows would not even go near the fence. It saved him a lot of fence repairs and kept his cows in.

    Turkey saddles are very similar to the shape that you made and I have never had any fuss over the saddle being on the hens other than the effort to get it there in the first place. I have to believe that it is the color of the material that set your birds off.

    When they tell me that animals can't see certain colors, I no longer believe them.

    Good luck.
     
  3. memphis

    memphis Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh no! Poor Sweetpea! I'm still giggling thinking about the great chase! Back to the drawing board!

    R2elk. ..that's interesting about the fence post colors.
     
  4. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    He did paint the posts also but it was a horizontal board fence. I doubt painting fence posts for a wire fence would do any good.
     
  5. feistychick

    feistychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aurora - I'm sorry the turkeys didn't like the vest....but your post made my day - I can picture the chase :lau I had no idea that colors would get them going like that!
     
  6. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    I have a neighbor who set his turkeys off by wearing a different than normal color, I believe in his case it was a bright blue jacket. Another woman that I know had her tom attack her for no apparent reason other than the possibility that she wore a color that day that she had never worn around him before.

    I know that I can set my guineas off by wearing something that I don't normally wear around them whether it is a different color or having a jacket on after not wearing one all summer..
     
  7. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    Setting off Guineas does not count, they are crazy to start with.

    Interesting about the different colors setting the turkeys off.
     
  8. Auroradream26

    Auroradream26 Smothered in Feathers Premium Member

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    Thanks for the support everybody. I'm not positive that it's the color though. I made just a "necklace" out of the orange fabric and put it on Cupid and they aren't really messing with it at all (except Cupid of course who can feel it and managed to pull it off already). I thought for sure my turkeys would be weird around me yesterday when I went outside with glasses on for the first time ever... they just picked them off my fave and tried to eat them lol
     
  9. memphis

    memphis Overrun With Chickens

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    Ralph suggested trying that wash out hair spray color. Think we could spray their wings orange? Sure wish we could design little flack jackets!
     
  10. charmedbaker

    charmedbaker Chillin' With My Peeps

    Charlie didn't like when I wore flannel the other day.
    I did read that turkeys have excellent vision and can see the phosphorus from your laundry soap in your clothes. I think like seeing in black light but in the day...
    Loved the YouTube video Aurora! And the vests are still a good idea just need fine tuning!
     

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