My Rescued Turkey House Turkey Hen

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by greenfamilyfarms, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    I got a call this morning from a lady who has turkey houses and she had a hen for me. When they were loading the trucks, she escaped and the truck left her. She couldn't keep the turkey because she was expecting a new load of poults, so here is our "rescued" girl in quarantine. She has been debeaked and her toenails have been removed, and she's a little beat up and confused, but sweet. Since she is used to drinking out of a drip waterer, I'm having to teach her how to drink like a normal turkey. I think the turkey lady was tickled for me to come get her and knowing that she wouldn't be eaten.

    Any creative name suggestions?

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  2. tammye

    tammye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so cute, in a kinda funny way. Are you going to keep her as a pet or until Thanksgiving? Hope as a pet
     
  3. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

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    Awww she looks sweet.... I had no idea that they removed the toe nails too! That's terrible [​IMG] She looks like a Princess to me since she will be treated like royalty compared to where she was. How nice it was of the lady to call you to give her a nice home.
     
  4. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    How about Beaker?

    Poor girl, cannot scratch - but what a smart girl to escape the truck! [​IMG]
     
  5. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    My husband says we are going to have her for Thanksgiving, but that's not going to happen. [​IMG] So, might as well name her!
     
  6. neenerbutt92

    neenerbutt92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww! She is adorable! I am going to rescue 6 poults from a lady my dad works with! They make the best pets, they are soo thankful and loving! I now have two rescue broiler hens from the chicken house, I've had then for 2 years! I'm sure she is soo happy that you rescued her! [​IMG]
     
  7. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Look at those drumsticks [​IMG] Keep an eye out for leg problems BBW's are very prone to them.

    Steve
     
  8. spydertoys

    spydertoys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lucky Lucy!!
     

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