A century of Turkey talk 2000-2100.

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

  1. Auroradream26

    Auroradream26 Smothered in Feathers Premium Member

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    Nice :) Mine go in eagerly at night. In the morning when I feed everyone, I plan for their bowls to run empty by late afternoon. They free range so they're obviously not starving but by the time 6:30-7 o'clock comes around, they follow me onto the garage while I fill their dish a little bit then right back into their shed to snack before bed. I leave their light on for them until about 8 or 9 at night when I close the chicken coop. By them, they're all on the roost and ready for bed :)
     
  2. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    I wish mine went in easily.

    I always have one that wants to stay outside and makes a break for it.

    I am surprised JJ has taken to going in with little fight. Ethel always has liked to go in for the night.

    I have even gotten the guineas to go in most nights this week.




    I have a question for you turkey experts, so I assume that mean R2elk, Is there a "type" or breed of turkey that lays eggs year round?

    it appears there are ducks that lay nearly year round, so I am wondering about turkeys.
     
  3. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    I did find a hatchery that advertised that their variety of wild turkey lays year round, Sorry I can't remember which hatchery or which variety of wild turkey it was. I do know that a neighbor had a turkey that stayed in with his chickens under the lights that laid nearly all year. If I am remembering right, I believe that she only skipped about 6 weeks. She was a real messed up turkey that was terrified of his toms and never laid any fertile eggs.
     
  4. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    Interesting.

    I wonder if there would be a "niche" market for turkey eggs around here. Ethel was in the coop with lights last year and she never laid any earlier than the others.

    I am not going to use lights on my chickens even. I am going to let them get by on the sun. Longer on the roost, less feed consumption and I will not have as many frozen eggs.
     
  5. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    I was outside working for nearly 90 minutes!

    Way too much for us old guys. I came in to make Brunch and have some more coffee. I looked out the window and saw this:

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    This is a meth boy tring to commit suicide. Had my wife been home he could be headless. Thursday is her day off, so he is lucky she went to town.

    He was enjoying eating acorns off the deck.

    Here is proof I made him get off the deck:

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    And here he is showing me how hard climbing down a stairs is:

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  6. charmedbaker

    charmedbaker Chillin' With My Peeps

    Evidence for your DW!
     
  7. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    She will never see this picture!
     
  8. Chaos18

    Chaos18 Minion King Premium Member

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    Slowly Losing it......
    Unless you get blamed for something else you didn't do?
     
  9. memphis

    memphis Overrun With Chickens

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    Acorns? I bet he was hoping for a smoothy!
     
  10. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    He must have seen me bring in new peaches yesterday.
     

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