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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by jchny2000, Dec 18, 2012.
Now that you mentioned it, they do look like Aunt Bee
No eggs. That 30 week cut off date is coming up pretty fast. I'm readying myself for the fact that I may never be a chicken grandma..I my never hatch my own eggs from my flock. They've apparently decided I don't NEED my own fresh eggs.
a couple hens are secure enough in my devotion to them that they don't worry about going to the cooking pot even though they aren't giving eggs. *sigh*
I have had Narragansetts for three years now, from a breeder down in Florida. Have never had an aggressive tom. The worst I have ever seen is tom vs. tom during breeding season, when they sometimes insult each other in a high pitched squeaky voice and "thumb wrestle" neck-on-neck..
All I can say is maybe it varies by breed. It might be socialization too. All mine were raised by a mother bird (chicken or turkey) and grew up hand fed by humans.
The tom turkeys sometimes gobble at passing traffic but other than that they aren't particularly noisy.
If anyone can't wait for spring for turkeys, I have around seven turkey poults I want to rehome, actually they are more like 3/4 grown turkeys now. Some are the normal Narragansett color and some are a slightly darker variation with a mocha color instead of the pale buff grey. I also have a couple adult Narragansetts. Just let me know if you are interested. I'm planning to go to the show in Lebanon, happy to bring turkeys along.
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they will eventually lay, give them time. 30 weeks isnt that bad. The EE in my avatar didnt lay until she was 11 months old
Originally Posted by SallyinIndiana
If you end up with roosters, they are typically easy to rehome. I know I don't mind offering a short term home to a young rooster.
As for the turkey order. I really would like to order but i just am not set up right now for a tom turkey. But wow the Tiger Bronze toms are very eye catching. Are tom turkeys mean like the RIR roosters?
Are your Heritage RIR roosters mean? I thought that they were supposed to be mellower than the production birds.
Sounds like lots of fun! I'm glad to hear they can be tamed--my Guineas are insane, definitely not very affectionate pets. Chickens are my specialty, but I know nothing about turkeys, so I'm glad to learn from others!
Would you recommend starting with the reds or would palms be alright for a beginner? I do really love those royal palms.
Yeah, my Guineas won't come closer than a yard to me. My first four were a few weeks old when we got them and the two remaining males from that batch are still INSANE. Then, we hatched eggs from those males and the two females that are unfortunately no longer with us, and ended up with 7 keets out of 11 eggs. They were friendly at first, but grew shy in spite of how much attention I gave them. Oh, well. They're all insane!
Incidentally, that's one of the reasons I've never hatched my hens' eggs in that incubator. All seven of the keets we hatched here were male. I don't need that many chicken roosters.
Noticed this on Carl today. Is this the beginning of scaly leg mites?
M2h - honestly I didn't do anything after soaking her foot in warm Epsom salts. The next day she was walking better and the swelling was down. Either she was stung or hurt it jumping off our top roost. I really need to lower it - it's too high. I didn't realize at the time they would ALL try to get up there. I had the sebrights in mind. Live and learn.
Good news! Part of my Roos necrop came in and it came in clean. No infection of any sort and no parasites. All organs looked normal. The vet said she will call for the full report on Monday but as of right now looks like my flock is clean. Just accident prone :/
No my HRIR are as sweet as puppies to me. They follow me around but have never so much as danced or flapped their wings. They have tried to eat out of the food bucket before i sat it down. I did not realize they were tall enough to just start eating while I was walking it out to the coup. It caught me off guard but they are not aggressive in any way to me.
Now the production rir that I had they would try to get their spurs in the air and fly at me if I was not showing them how much I was in charge. I would be nervous to get in a kneeling position with a prir behind me or free ranging around me.