Churkey Daddy

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by walkswithdog, May 15, 2009.

  1. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 17, 2008
    DC Region
    Well, turkey daddy's are just good daddy's of baby churkeys. I gave Mildred, bourbon red hen, chicken eggs for her botched turkey hatch, she only managed to hatch one but I gave her some "assorted" reds from tsc as well.

    Until four weeks she raised them on her own and was then killed by a fox. I had to catch the babies only to find Jake utterly inconsolable with the tandem loss. I fed the babies up for a week, so they'd have more feather and mass and gave them back this morning.

    He's pulled out his chest feathers and sits with them like a momma, they ride around on his back like poults do. I am glad I gave them back, even if I am also getting him girls tomorrow.
  2. chixie

    chixie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2009
    kountze texas
    how sweet

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