Churkey Daddy

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

  1. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Overrun With Chickens

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    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
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    how sweet
     

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