Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by jchny2000, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. pginsber

    pginsber Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2012
    Indianapolis, IN
    Thanks for the offer, racinchickins! I'm not in a position to have turkeys right now, but I appreciate having the opportunity.
    I LOVE the helpfulness of all the BYCc folk on this board!
  2. SallyinIndiana

    SallyinIndiana Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 14, 2012
    Bargersville, Indiana
    I have a few questions about the turkey order. I was going to message you but they are more common type questions. I thought if I posted here it might save you the trouble of multiple messgaes.

    When are the baby turkeys expected?
    It looks like they are straight run, is this correct?
    How can the tiny things be distinguished from one another? If I wanted a blueish turkey and a tiger turkey I think the blueish gray poult looks somewhat different form the others but the tiger poult not so much. I'm hoping poult is the right word, if not replace with baby turkey.
    Are two turkeys enough to make a turkey flock? I know you said we could get just one, but you might have been thinking of people that already had turkeys or were going to get some from a feed store.
    Lastly are these breeding turkeys or eating turkeys? I understand we could eat a breeding turkey but if I just want to raise them to eat are these the ones I want?
  3. gunchief25

    gunchief25 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2013
    Solsberry, Indiana

    it looks like I am going to have to bow out this time. As of midnight last night I am on furlough because of the government shutdown. I think it would be best if I concentrate on taking care of the critters I already have for now. Hopefully next time.
  4. julie0477

    julie0477 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2013
    Brown County, Indiana
    That's awesome! What all did they test for?
  5. julie0477

    julie0477 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2013
    Brown County, Indiana
    Chhhhhickens - your conversation with Vicki about video games reminded me of a book I read not too long ago called Ready Player One. You should check it out some time. You'd love it! Its all about the old school video games.
  6. Delawaremommy

    Delawaremommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 11, 2013
    Strombergs isn't exactly a hatchery they are a broker. They use Duane Urch in Wisconsin or Minnesota (not sure which) and he is an actual breeder of show birds. They would come directly from Duane. I was just curious.

    Thanks though! If I get enough $.02 I'll have a dollar!!!

    By the way...sorry mother2hens...didn't mean to get you in trouble with THE MAN![​IMG]
  7. Old Salt 1945

    Old Salt 1945 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2013
    Lebanon, IN
    Anything beyond single pane glass is a waste of money. You have to have ventilation. That instantly overrides the advantages of the triple-pane windows. Get whatever is cheapest.

  8. Old Salt 1945

    Old Salt 1945 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2013
    Lebanon, IN
    Hire a professional to trap and relocate DH no less than 100 miles from the house. While he is finding his way back, trap the coons and drown them.

    Do not, under any circumstances, drown DH. This will cause all manner of uproar. His mother would probably be distant from you for weeks. Any children that seem fond of him would likely find fault with your actions. Lastly, when his employer starts to notice his absence, they might suspend his pay. This would likely cause hardship for the family.

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    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

    Dec 3, 2012
    thank you, I will look it up, maybe I can buy it on amazon. I love old school video games, but sadly I did not get to grow up with them. They were before my time. But when I find an old school game, I did in my pockets for quarters.
    I'm not sure exactly what all they test for! I just know that some of the shows I participate in require it. even if I didnt show I would get it done for peace of mind.
    I thought they were considered a hatchery. I know who duane urch is. I didnt know that they got all of their birds from him. ALl your choice, but I would just order directly from him if you want some of his birds. Now you have $0.04 lol!
  10. racinchickins

    racinchickins Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 23, 2013
    Mooresville IN
    I got the following from the website:
    They start shipping in May
    Only straight run.
    Not sure on how they are identified. I'm going to email them on that question.
    I think you could do fine with two turkeys. You are correct, when I said one I was thinking of people who already had turkeys or chickens.
    These are breeding quality birds, but definitely edible. I plan to do both with what I get especially extra toms. As for raising just for food, I'm not sure you can get any heritage breeds at the stores during chick days. All I saw were BBB and BBW's. These will definitely cost you more than feed store birds. jchny2000 has raised both heritage and broad breasted types, so you may want to get her opinion on them.

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