I so very muffed it!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by kinnip, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. kinnip

    kinnip Songster

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    I picked up a turkey today. He's an absolutely gorgeous and ginormous wild turkey. He's very docile. I really can't imagine him being aggressive. I decided he'd do well in the guinea house, since it opens on the area he and the guineas will be free ranging. My timing was a little off and the poor guy was bigger than the crate I had him in, so he couldn't stay in it until nightfall. I went ahead and put him in the guinea house while the guineas were still out. I could kick myself!!!! Of course, the guineas won't go back in the house and the turkey is up on a roost too high for me to feel comfortable grabbing him. I should've put him in the goat pen to start with. So [​IMG] darn [​IMG] stupid [​IMG] !! I'll try to move him tomorrow I guess. I hope the guineas decide to go back home in the morning. There's definitely a learning curve at work here and I just spun out of it. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2008
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    Oh no!! I tried getting my guineas to roost with the chickens. It was working until one of the young chicks knocked something off when it was trying to get up in the rafters...the darn guineas took off liike a bat out of you know where hightailing it out if there!! I don't think they've went back in the barn since!!

    Good luck getting them to come in! Mine have decided they like the trees better!
  3. Ivagrovegirl

    Ivagrovegirl In the Brooder

    Dec 1, 2007
    When we had guineas we had trouble getting them to roost in the house we made them. They are one of the most stubborn fowl. LOL

  4. kinnip

    kinnip Songster

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    I got the turkey out of their house this morning and this evening was able to lock them up snug as a bug in a rug. I really didn't think it would happen. They are very stubborn (stupid).

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