Lap Turkeys

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by chseeads, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. chseeads

    chseeads Songster

    May 28, 2009
    Bloomington, Indiana
    Can I sneak a story and pictures of turkeys in here amongst the chickens? [​IMG]

    A few of my 11 turkeys (black Spanish and mottled blacks) are especially friendly. One girl in particular is the most friendly. She will come up and let me pet and scratch and pat her and so forth. If I sit down somewhere, she'll come and hop up and sit with me and just sit there contentedly until I get up.

    Here's a few pics of her and one of the others relaxing with me.

    Please ignore my moose-print pajama pants.... [​IMG]





  2. ljf24

    ljf24 Songster

    Jun 4, 2009
    Wow, i wish my turks were this tame. They nearly rip the fencing down if i get anywhere near them.
  3. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Songster

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    How old are your turkeys?
  4. chseeads

    chseeads Songster

    May 28, 2009
    Bloomington, Indiana
    They are just from this past summer's hatch.
  5. siriradha

    siriradha In the Brooder

    Aug 16, 2009
    Colorado Springs, CO
    What sweet pictures! I love it when animals want to snuggle with people; makes me feel like there's hope for the human race yet!

  6. AkTomboy

    AkTomboy Songster

    Apr 21, 2009
    DJ, Alaska
    [​IMG] I have a spanish black hen who does the same thing! Dont ya just love them!
  7. RhodeIslandRedFan

    RhodeIslandRedFan Songster

    Dec 10, 2009
    Central PA
    Thanks for your pictures. I never thought of turkeys as "snugglers". Makes me think about them a little differently. My chickens don't snuggle - they run when they see me (unless I have a treat in hand) - not sure if that says something about them or me! [​IMG] Enjoy the snuggles!
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2010
  8. steelersfan43

    steelersfan43 Songster

    Nov 28, 2009
    NE IN
    oh my, I never knew turkeys could actually be friendly. That is sweet. Hopefully they will stay that sweet as they get older.[​IMG]
  9. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    Turkeys are great pets...I had a wild turkey injured wander up when I was a kid and I nursed it back to health and he followed me everywhere....was a real sweetie. His name was Lurch. hahahahaha

  10. specklesmom

    specklesmom Songster

    Jun 18, 2009
    Such sweet photos!!

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