My babes taking a swim in the new pool

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by jandmeg07, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. jandmeg07

    jandmeg07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are my sweeties in their new pool having a ball! I couldn't wait to share.
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  2. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    What are those? Are they hookbills? Oh & they are cute, BTW....[​IMG]

    Just make sure you keep a close eye on them...without feathering they can & will drown when they become weighted down with water.

    I lost a muscovy (one month old) that way a few summers ago. [​IMG] She got in & couldn't get out of the pool. I now don't let my babies have any access to ponds or pools until they are fully feathered & as an extra precaution, I put in some large rocks & a log so they have something to climb out on if they want to or they become tired. I also keep the water level very high in there.
     
  3. dixygirl

    dixygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] They look adorable! So CUTE! I just want to pick them up and squeeze them.

    Enjoy your babies.
     
  4. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
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    Man, I can't wait to get my duck eggs!! LOL They're adorable! Congrats [​IMG]
     
  5. jandmeg07

    jandmeg07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the comments everyone! [​IMG]

    Equibling, we only let them go for about half an hour at a time and with strict supervision (the kids and I sitting in chairs around the pool just in case). I'm a little overprotective. [​IMG] We actually weren't sure what they were when we got them from the feed and seed. I posted pics on here shortly after we got them and the concensus was that our boy Desi is a Pekin and Lucy is a Rouen. Whatever they are, they are cute as the dickens and we are enjoying them. Thanks for the advice! [​IMG]
     
  6. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Yup--I'm overprotective too--especially after I learned the hard way about them drowning! They are cute! Keep us updated with pics when they grow up!
     

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