My hubby brought me home two day old turkens Questions

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Berynn, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. Berynn

    Berynn Cooped Up

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    My dh brought me home two day old turkens and two other day old chicks.
    I always liked the turkens.
    I was wondering if they are friendly/
    I know that they get pretty large, do they suffer from the crippling things that the other large breeds suffer from?
    What can you tell me about the naked necks
     
  2. S n M Poultry

    S n M Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2007
    Riverside,CA
    Where did he get them? Are you the person located in riverside?
     
  3. Berynn

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    Yes that's me. He got them at Dan's feed in Perris off the 215. He said that they had a lot of deifferant breeds
     
  4. S n M Poultry

    S n M Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2007
    Riverside,CA
    Ohh Thanks. Thats one of the breeds i want to start breeding. So i might go and pick some up. Do you no what exit it is off of. Thanks
     
  5. Berynn

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    4th street exit. You can call them for directions. my husband said from where we live it is the 215 to the 74 and get off at the 4th street ext.
    By the way my name is Jenny. Berynn is my nine year old daughter
     
  6. rjv_piper

    rjv_piper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know much about their temperment, but I know that if you breed them to silkies you get showgirls [​IMG] those showgirls are the funniest things I have ever seen. [​IMG]
     
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Quote:Don't have any naked necks here, but the only large birds that become crippled to their size are cornish x's. So even if you get large breeds like orps or standard cochins, no need to worry.
     
  8. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    I'll be watching this line, the two Turkens left on my doorstep are pretty amusing. The black one is getting a lot bigger the gold one is still tiny! The gold one loves the cat and the black likes the Chihuahua better. But they both like to sit on my lap while I type.
    K
     
  9. Chatychick

    Chatychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2007
    Blue Mound, Kansas
    I love my turkens...they are a very friendly bird and I have a hen and a roo...they get along with the other chickens and the hen follows me all over the place...Blondie has started laying and I hope in the spring I will try to breed the roo and hen to get more baby turkens and my neighbor likes them too and he wants some.
    My DH laughed when we first got them and now he just loves their uniqueness from the others...He calls Frosty a tough bird that has no feathers and can take the cold so well...I think he would be upset if something happened to the turkens we have...
    In other words I just wish most of mine were as friendly as theses two I have...will be getting more later...and no no special care as I raised mine with all the other chickens and they are fine...
    P.S. I love the avatar of writerofwords...makes me remember when my turkens were tiny...
     
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  10. Berynn

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    Does it make a differant if the turken or silkie is a male or female
     

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