A century of Turkey talk 2000-2100.

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

  1. memphis

    memphis Overrun With Chickens

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    Wow Chaos....thats huge!! Have you picked out a model? This is going to be an exciting spring with all the babies in the works. I know Fiesty and I are both scared of getting bators. I'm just not sure I would trust myself. I know I want to grow my tiny flock of two turkey hens to three turkey hens. (or maybe a tom) At this point in my life I feel better with a tiny flock I can manage. Mainly due to traveling for work.
     
  2. Chaos18

    Chaos18 Minion King Premium Member

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    Slowly Losing it......
    It's a HovaBator 2362N off of craigslist.
     
  3. Auroradream26

    Auroradream26 Smothered in Feathers Premium Member

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    I'm excited for you Chaos! Hopefully that guy doesn't sell it out from under you. Did you manage to talk him down?
     
  4. Chaos18

    Chaos18 Minion King Premium Member

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    Slowly Losing it......
    $85
     
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  5. memphis

    memphis Overrun With Chickens

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    Chaos I'm excited for you!

    Ralphie. ..all the birds ok? Bet Ethel talked your ear off! :D
     
  6. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

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    I did a turkey inventory today!

    I have Ethel and JJ (Bb Dd Rr)

    Self Blues (BB DD) 8 hens and 3 toms.

    Blues (BB Dd) 1 hen 3 toms.

    Rusty Black (Bb Rr) 1 Tom----- Penguin

    Lavender edged Bourbon red (bb DD rr) 1 Tom ----- Ginger

    Blue red Bronze (bb Dd Rr) 1 hen ---- Ethel Jr. ( they have the same eyes and nose)


    So tell me what you think I should breed and to who?
     
  7. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

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    I have named my lavender edged bourbon red....

    His name is "Porter" Because he got his picture up on Porter's turkey site...


    I think lavender edged bourbon reds are blind. He ran right by the door to the pen about 20 times without ever seeing it. I had 19 birds in the turkey house and one Belly button outside being chased back and forth. It was Porter!

    He caused me much grief. I had about 14 in the pen so I opened the person door to the turkey house to run the other 6 in. Porter acted like a belly button and 8 more turkeys came through the tunnel into the turkey house and out the person door, While Porter did his male bovine poop. I locked the person door, opened the pen door and ran all the turkeys in, except Porter who could not see the door because of his blindness.

    I locked him outside and figured I would feed him to the night time predators, but my DW came home and he walked right in the pen. I think they like to make her think I am wrong about them being belly buttons.
     
  8. feedman77

    feedman77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ginger to ethel jr.

    Peguin sidelined

    Ethel to jj

    Rest your choice
     
  9. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

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    That is very close to my thoughts.

    Do you see any outcomes from Ginger and Ethel Jr, that Ethel Jr to JJ does not give me?

    ( also note Ginger and Ethel Jr are brother sister and JJ is both of their fathers)

    I am really hoping someone around here wants some toms.
     
  10. memphis

    memphis Overrun With Chickens

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    X2 on Feedman suggestions. Off to the calculator I go!! :)
     

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