Hi everyone, I am from Busby, Alberta in Canada. I live on a quarter section which is really more of a glorified acreage. We rent out about half the land to a neighbour and keep the rest for my menagerie. I have 8 assorted horses and ponies, 2 pot Bellied pigs, some turkeys and a gander named Peter, not to mention the expected dogs and cats. We had some white turkeys several years ago which we raised for thanksgiving. I really enjoyed having them around, especially when they went for walks with the dogs (and goat and cats) and I. So this spring I went to our local odd and unusual sale and bought a pair of Bourbon Reds for outrageously inflated prices.The hen laid 14 eggs and managed to hatch out 6, of which 1 survived. The Tom also died. I'm pretty sure he was an old cull as he was never very energetic. So a couple of weeks ago I went to the fall sale and bought a Royal Palm hen and a Pair of Black Spanish, for much more reasonable proces. The black hen was not in good shape when I got her home and didn't make it much longer but the other 2 are both doing well. (That's also when I got Peter the goose). They all live loose in the yard and follow us around whenever we go outside. I will have to fix them up a place in the barn for the winter. I will take some of them back to the sale in the spring and try to get another tom. I'd like to get a Royal Palm Tom as I think they are so pretty, but I don't want to part with my Red hen so she may just have to share. I could go on, but will not write and essay for my first post here.