A century of Turkey talk 2000-2100.

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

  1. chickadoodles

    chickadoodles Flock Master

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  2. feistychick

    feistychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard that body armor is a good idea when dealing with broody hens :). Have yet to experience it first hand - hmmm, something to look forward to. Hope you make it out in one piece!
     
  3. SilkieSensation

    SilkieSensation Overrun With Chickens

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    I've lucked out so far. Most of my broodies (chicken & turkey both) have been docile enough that I can reach under & even pick them up without much more than some fluffing, squawking, growling & an occasional peck. Only 1 over the years has ever tried to actually bite me to draw blood. Needless to say, I didn't keep her long after.
     
  4. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    I got my broody off her nest. BUT she refused to let me get ahold of her. I chased her out of the covered run she was in, I am hoping just not being allowed back to her nest will break her............


    AND THE STENCH!!!!

    Her eggs smell so bad, I rolled them around and saw no pips so they are done. I hope the other broody turkey is doing better on hers.
     
  5. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    Same day, different turkey!

    My blue brought me 7, I think chicks today, they are so small next to her. I cannot get a good count because of the way she guards them. She looks to be a good Mommy. I have a feeling she is going to be disappointed when her little boys grow up to crow and not gobble.
     
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  6. feistychick

    feistychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm glad she's a good mom...quite a contrast from the stinky, broody girl :)
     
  7. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    Just a few pictures,

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    Momma and babies..


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    A couple of the young ones showing off...

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    and two looking for a career as dumpster divers..
     
  8. Auroradream26

    Auroradream26 Smothered in Feathers Premium Member

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    I just want to double check before we really start throwing together our coop and run this weekend. Will a 12 x 20 run be plenty big enough for 8 heritage turkeys? The coop itself is an 8 x 10. Our birds will get to free range but for when we have to keep them confined for whatever reason.
     
  9. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    seems kind of small to me for 8.... BUT even more interesting will be your getting them to go into the coop..
     
  10. feistychick

    feistychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Love the pictures!
     

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