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I would still show the pic to Kevin through his email available at the Porter's Rare Heritage Turkeys.

Unlike that particular person that is breeding to a specific standard, he is sometimes interested in out of the ordinary birds.

I do know that the Turkey Color Calculator does not allow for that particular result.
I will do that. Thanks for reminding me about the email. :)
 

R2elk

Magical, perfect creature
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Feb 24, 2013
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My Coop
A neighbor came over to pick flower seeds. While walking around and seeing the turkeys, I showed her where a previous hen had her hidden nest that I couldn't spot even when standing right beside it. I mentioned that I have another turkey hen on a hidden nest that I had not found yet. After walking about 20 more feet, I said oh, there she is, she is within 10' of you. The response was where as she turned in a circle looking for the turkey. She finally spotted the stinker on her hidden nest in the garden.

I have been walking by the nest for weeks, multiple times daily without seeing it. I only found it today because the hen was sitting on it at the time.

After she got off of the nest, I went back and replaced her 12 eggs with a couple of fake goose eggs.
 

Molpet

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I have a turkey that finally hatched a chick 2 weeks ago. Tonight she was up a tree 12 ft. The chick had sense enough to get in the coop. I don't think a poult could get up there at that age, much less a chick. I put it under a chicken with chicks the same age and hope for the best.
This turkey co-brooded with another, but she left/driven before they left the nest. She laid another clutch, but chickens kept laying and those broke, ruining all. So I was incubating for a chicken and gave her 4 eggs ready to hatch. She managed not to kill this one, but it would have been dead by morning since it's going down to the 30s and raining.
 

R2elk

Magical, perfect creature
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Feb 24, 2013
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Natrona County, Wyoming
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I have a turkey that finally hatched a chick 2 weeks ago. Tonight she was up a tree 12 ft. The chick had sense enough to get in the coop. I don't think a poult could get up there at that age, much less a chick. I put it under a chicken with chicks the same age and hope for the best.
This turkey co-brooded with another, but she left/driven before they left the nest. She laid another clutch, but chickens kept laying and those broke, ruining all. So I was incubating for a chicken and gave her 4 eggs ready to hatch. She managed not to kill this one, but it would have been dead by morning since it's going down to the 30s and raining.
Turkey poults can fly well at two weeks old. This is why I take poults out of the brooder at two weeks.
 

duluthralphie

Dux eradication specialist
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Jul 11, 2014
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Mine must be defective. I have 8 wks old poults that can't get up on top of the 6 ft hoop coop. 3 of 11 can but the rest are about a ft short.
They sound inbred.....maybe you should have them tested for genetic disorders..

Also do they drool more than normal?


:lau
 

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