how'd I get a turkey

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by granmahen, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. granmahen

    granmahen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] It happened again. Thought I got a funny looking chicken, they told me it was a danbury brown leghorn. Lo and behold, its a turkey. At least its a hen. The white pullet (1 month older) that we got at the same time still treats this huge thing like its baby. Crazy.
     
  2. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

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    'they' need to keep track of their 'chickens'! [​IMG]
     
  3. Must Be Losing It

    Must Be Losing It Lost It

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    This one made me chuckle. Turkey's are nothing like chickens. I don't mean to find humour in your frustration, but it is kind of funny.

    Turkeys are so slow to mature, they take much longer to get secure on their feet and walk around with a daft expression on their faces for a while. But they're just fun birds. Enjoy the little girl. Maybe you'll find a nice tom for her and if she's a heritage breed she'll produce some valuable offspring.

    You should post a pic so we can determine breed.
     
  4. Felicitas

    Felicitas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes, I'd love to see a pic of the turkey!
     
  5. beakkeeper

    beakkeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Too bad! What hatchery goofed like this? [​IMG]
     
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Be kind to her. Turkeys are very sweet birds and will win your heart quickly.
     
  7. beakkeeper

    beakkeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Didn't mean to be mean at all... sorry if I sounded like it! silly me [​IMG] I really hope turkeybird works out for you.
     
  8. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Quote:For a while??? Mine walked around with a daft expression on their faces until the day I crated them and took them to the processor. [​IMG]
     
  9. Must Be Losing It

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    I was trying to be nice. Oh well, he's right, I have rocks in my yard with more common sense. Turkey's aren't bright, but they're fun and sweet.
     
  10. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lord am I the only person with turkeys with half a brain? I love my Bourbon Reds and here they're good watch birds, warn the others very early of hawks, and are just a joy to have.

    Enjoy your turkey baby, they're gems. I don't know what hatchery would put a turkey poult in with chicks. That's so warped. But mine would live in the hen house if I let them but they're wayyyyy too big for it. That wingspan isn't suitable to 6 x 8.

    If you've the room she should be very happy with a chicken flock. But go beat whoever you got her from. They should have had the decency to send a pair.
     

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