A century of Turkey talk 2000-2100.

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

  1. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

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    When they are full grown they will live on the deck, I would bet on it.

    As juvvies they need to be watched from owls, I have not lost an adult to an owl but I did lose one to a eagle when it tried to protect a baby.



    They can be trying, I just had to chase a gang of 6 back to their area, they were taking a field trip to the highway. I have the oldest of this years hatch free ranging now so they are really exploring.
     
  2. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

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    Here is a picture of Penguin.

    The red hue is because of the red light he lives under.

    He is not as weird now but definitely a turkey.


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  3. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    Ralphie penguin is so cute!! Looks like your wife is going to have a pet turkey. Maybe you will have the house "chicken" u have always wanted.

    How is Bert doing today??
     
  4. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

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    Thanks for asking about Bert.

    He is doing OK. I am convinced he will not get better, lacking a miracle. He is on a slow downward slope. I let his girls out today forcing them back into the main flock. It is sad and was sad to do, it is admitting no more toads, now the other roosters have been with them and I will not hatch the eggs.

    I kept the 3 creamettes in the coop/pen and am thinking of putting the young creamettes in it. But they are so enjoying free ranging.


    I have 6 turkeys that have formed a gang, as I said before, I spent my day chasing them away from the highway.

    I have 3 new hatch turkeys today. When I look at the baby turkeys I have, there are some interesting color combinations from JJ and Ethel. I have some redish one that looks lilac, but I am sure the purist will call rust or something. Does not matter to me, they are beauties, whatever they are,,, I ask "Would a rose by another name still smell as sweet?"
     
  5. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

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    Teenage Turkeys are so dumb!

    It started raining cats and dogs here, and one dumb teenage turkey is standing outside the tractor/brooder trying to get in through the wire. He is too dumb to walk to the other side of the tractor where his door is located.

    So I, being dumber than the turkey, go outside in the rain and chase him to his door.
     
  6. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    :gig
     
  7. feedman77

    feedman77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    11 of my first 15 eggs after pen mess go to lockdown. Tomorrow.
    All showed good movement.
     
  8. chickadoodles

    chickadoodles Chicken Obsessed

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    Good luck feedman! [​IMG]
     
  9. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

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    Keep us informed, Good luck on Emergence Day!
     
  10. feedman77

    feedman77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you.

    Also sending good thoughts your hens get happyand start laying again after the soaked eggs.
     

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