My Dirty Little Secret - Turkey and Geese

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by MissPrissy, May 29, 2008.

  1. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Umm ... I didn't tell you all because I was terrified of jinxing myself.

    You know all my troubles with trying to hatch some Embden geese?

    Remember how long I looked for bronze turkey eggs?

    Look what is in my brooder this morning -

    12 embdens, 18 turkeys, 2 appleyards and 8 guineas

    Don't worry, we are cleaning brooders and this was a good way to get 1 shot of them all together. They will be in their own brooders in a little while.

    [​IMG]

    One little turkey has some leg issues but I am hoping I can pull him through it.

    Who says you can't hatch anything you want?

    As long as you are determined and learn about what you want to hatch the sky is the limit if the stock is good quality!
     
  2. farmgirlie1031

    farmgirlie1031 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2008
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    Lucky You:) I have some more eggs coming in the mail today. I am hoping for a better hatch rate (50% or more) than I had this first time hatching (9.3%). I did the math and found that each chick I did get is worth $7! Hopefully I will be showing off some new chicken, guinea, and pheasant babies next month. Hope I didn't just jinx myself.
     
  3. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Oh how wonderful! You finally have the geese you wanted! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I was terrified to say anything because when I open my mouth something fails! LOL
     
  5. sara

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    How many eggs did you incubate this time to get 12 goslings? Sounds like it must have been a great hatch.
     
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    13 [​IMG] woot!
     
  7. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Holy cow, that is wonderful! [​IMG] I want a goose, but don't want to hatch them. Seems way to complicated for me. [​IMG]
     
  8. Miss Prissy,
    What are Appleyard ducks? I have never heard of them....
     
  9. Ok, I don't mean to steal your thread Miss Prissy but I went and looked for pictures of Appleyard ducks and found this site:

    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/Ducks/Apple/BRKApple.html

    What on earth is that breed on chicken in that last picture with the silver appleyard ducklings?! It looks FAKE! Beautiful...
     
  10. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    I raise appleyards, too. Best duck ever IMO. [​IMG]
     

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