Hi, my name is Haida...


6 Years
Sep 12, 2013
Western NY
...and I am addicted to turkeys!

First off, I'd just like to say that I couldn't have gotten through Spring without this forum! Thank you, everyone!!

Currently have 2 adults (year and 4 tom & hen, Spanish Black), 5 turklets (their babies, 10 weeks old that I incubated myself) and 4 teenagers (14 weeks old, Standard Bronze). My turkey addiction began last year when my hubby and I moved to my mother in law's property. She has a small hobby farm with a decent flock of chickens and ducks... then in May she bought her annual flock of turkeys for Thanksgiving.

Long story short, I became instantly hooked to these awkward, curious and adorable little guys... I would take them (there was 12) on little 'field trips' and they would follow me wherever I went. November came, and I managed keep 2 (my tom and hen). My tom and hen are more like dogs or pets, they don't mind being picked up or pet.

Heritage turkeys have taught me so much... much more than you would imagine a turkey could teach anyone. My hubby and I have also began raising rabbits for meat, and next year we're planning on hatching/incubating more chickens for us to eat as well as growing all of their feeds (hopefully). We're in the process of building a feather plucker, too... we want to become self sufficient. :)

In my free time, I enjoy sculpting, painting and drawing... if I'm not doing that, then I'm putzing with my dog, hubby, jeep, cats or playing videogames.

I'm really looking forward to hearing what everyone has to say! This website is great, everyone rocks!
Welcome to BYC
Glad you joined us! I'm considering getting some turkeys myself. My DH told me they are "impossible to like", but I keep hearing about people who had good experiences (like you now) and I'm
thinking of trying them out myself. If it doesn't work we can always eat them LOL
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