A turkey surprise!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by jessaree, May 15, 2009.

  1. jessaree

    jessaree Out Of The Brooder

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    Our daughter was out riding the 4-wheeler in the pasture this afternoon & comes flying in the yard yelling something about a turkey...we get her calmed down enough to get the story out of her...she saw one of our Rio Grande hens with a baby in the back of our property.

    Off we go...sure enough, there's one of our "missing hens" with 2 babies! The first natural hatch we've had!

    We'd given our hens up for dead since we've not seen them in a while...now if we could only find Tom!

    [​IMG]
     
  2. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

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    Great shot! Sure hope your gobbler comes strutting home.
     
  3. ChanceRider

    ChanceRider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now that's something I'd love to see on our property! Thanks for posting the great pic and congrats on the new babies!
     
  4. Big Red's Mom

    Big Red's Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh that would just be great.....
     
  5. hoosiergal

    hoosiergal Out Of The Brooder

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    wonderful, wonderful
     
  6. Cyberous

    Cyberous Chillin' With My Peeps

    So you purchased them and they escaped, and had babys in the wild?

    COOL!

    Don
     
  7. jessaree

    jessaree Out Of The Brooder

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    They didn't "escape". We kept them penned for a long time, then decided to turn them out to free range, they stayed right here, for the most part, but when "mommy time" kicked in, they disappeared.
     
  8. Cyberous

    Cyberous Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Oh,.. thats really neat!

    Don
     
  9. Struttn1

    Struttn1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your hen probably hatched a lot more than two and lost them to predators. It is unusual for a tom to leave and not return. I would pen the hens and poults until the poults get older if I were you.
     
  10. cherig22

    cherig22 Green Fields Farm

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    Very nice picture, she is very pretty! Strutting proudly, too. [​IMG]

    Cheri
     

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