Are my turkeys safe?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by justusnak, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    I have had an attack here on my ducks. I just KNOW it was the preachers cat. I saw it heading towards the coop a few days ago. Anyhow....my turkeys are in a pen...pretty safe...but can a cat kill my Royal Palms.....20 weeks old?? I need to know what I can do tonight!!
     
  2. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    oh no, i hope you keep them safe! Good luck!
     
  3. Motherhenandflock

    Motherhenandflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those turkeys have pretty mean beaks. I don't think the cat would mess with the turks. Maybe it needs to learn it's lesson from them. Heehee.
     
  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    If I put a goose...or 2 in with the remaining ducks....will they protect them from cats...or even mink?
     
  5. Doddeldoo

    Doddeldoo Out Of The Brooder

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    Not to worry , the turkeys will show the cat who's in charge!
     
  6. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Thanks everyone.....I was willing to camp out a few nights...and for a 45 yr old woman to camp out in the dark...where deer and rabbits grow FANGS after dark....well....lets just say..I LOVE my turkeys. I have GOT to get DH busy building that bigger coop! MAYBE I will be able to sleep tonight....we will see.
     
  7. HobbyChickener

    HobbyChickener Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got a roo that just loves cats!! He thinks they taste like Chicken [​IMG][​IMG] He works cheap too a little corn and a tomatoe here and there and he's a happy fella
     
  8. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Well.....I had everyone in lockdown last night...so I get up early to let them out....as I walked towards the coop areas...I see my turkey hen, Eve....is out of her enclosure, and in the RIR run. My heart stopped I swear!! I froze...not wanting to see what I woke up to yesterday with the ducks. I just couldnt stand loseing my tom....Adam. So, I get the courage to start walking again...praying Adam is ok...Eve greets me...with her little chirping...I round the corner, and there he is. Adam...paceing thier enclosure...wondering HOW DID EVE GET IN THERE!! Why wont she come to me!?? LOL All is safe and happy. Eve is now back with Adam, and all is well.....today.
     
  9. bayouchica

    bayouchica Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh dang it Deb. Sorry to hear about your ducks. [​IMG] I'm glad the turkeys are alright. [​IMG] BTW just love their names.
    Miriam
     
  10. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Thanks Miriam...They are our very FIRST turkeys...and I told DH... well, we have to name em..now, this coming from a "poultry hater" ( when anyone else is around) He said...well, they are our first turkeys, so Adam and Eve. LOL
    He really does like the chickens...the other day we had to put a few frizzles in the rabbit hutch....I walked away, and heard him talking to the babies..." are you guys ok in there? You going to be ok" It wont be for too long, I promise." HAHAHA!!! BUSTED!!
     

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