Clark Gobbled Today

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Birch Run Farm, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

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    My rescue turkey is feeling better. He was gobbling up a storm this morning and actually standing up with out looking like he was in pain. His head even started to color up. This is the first time he's actually made any noise at all.
     
  2. Plain_View_Farm

    Plain_View_Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's great news. IT looks like he is definitely on the road to recovery.
    Good job with him...

    David
     
  3. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

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    Wonderful news!
     
  4. jbowyer01

    jbowyer01 Just Me!

    Aug 29, 2008
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    I know nothing about turkeys but I would think that gobbling and getting some color in his cheeks is a good thing [​IMG] Glad to hear he's doing well.
     
  5. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so happy for you and Clark. You are the angel he needed.
     
  6. CityChook

    CityChook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wanted to say that his name made me giggle out loud. I love it when people give human names to their animal buddies... His name is perfect.
     
  7. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

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    Clark's Slate buddies here are hoping for full recovery (way to go).
     
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  8. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

    Sep 5, 2008
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    I'll get some new pics uploaded sooner or later. His betrothed, a royal palm hen, met him yesterday. He's seen her before but got to interact a bit for a few hours. He's still not ready to stay on his feet in the mud outside yet.

    The hen's name is Claudia. She is a complete hoot. These are my first turkeys and don't really know what to expect but Claudia has some unusual behavior. She is bearded too.

    When I carried Clark outside yesterday Claudia came right over to check him out. All she did was coo at him and STRUT! I did not know hens did that. She circled him for hours fully flared out like a gobbler. Clark has never been around a female so he didn't seem to know what to do. A few times he did try to strut and did gobble a little but his feathers are in such poor condition it is hard to tell he is displaying. He let his snood out and his head did go red, white and blue now and then.

    He did not want to stay outside so I put him back on his hay bed in the basement last night. He's down there gobbling now.
     
  9. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Chillin' With My Peeps

    O thats good to hear,, glad Clark (aka super turkey) is feeling better..
    I'm sure those feet were very painful.. hope he comes full circle for you..

    Charlie
     
  10. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey Birch, please keep us posted on Clark. I would love to see his progress on a regular basis. Hats off to you...
     

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