Rudy wore a sleeve set last winter w/o problems. The sleeves are put under the onsie so the chest strap isn't the outer most layer.Is it safe? Could it possibly catch on something and choke the chicken or rip? It is a very interesting idea though...and pretty inexpensive and easy to make at home.
I plan to breed NN with rumpless, NN with feathered legs. I need more time to try to breed rumpless NN with feathered legs NNI also like different and unusual...naked neck, beards, feathered legs, crests, rumpless...give me them all!
ETA: I don't really like the extra toe on some of the exotics, but it would be in poor taste to go over to the silkie thread and post that there.
if you post us pics of your NNs you will be forgiven!I would actually love to get some turkens soon. They are great dual purpose birds, have very nice personalities, and the chicks are cute. I realize now that it was not desirable for my first post on this thread to be something negative regarding the breed, but please consider other factors before bashing me for my post. I love turkens as birds. But not for their looks. If you get upset at another opinion....that isn't very thoughtful either. Still, I'm so sorry if I came off rudely. I wish I had added more to my post. I've learned my lesson...
That depends on how old they are when you butcher them, but most of mine have dressed out at 4 to 5.5 pounds around 18-20 weeks. I have one rooster in my flock right now who weighs over 8.5 pounds, though I'm not currently sure how much more, and is just shy of a year old. I plan to breed him a few times before butchering and am really curious about how big he'll process out.That sounds good...maybe I'll try raising a batch....what is their usual dressed weight?
I never tire of photos of your birds. These scaleless NNs really look like their prehistoric ancestors.....like Velociraptors, but friendly. Is that Rudy in the first photo? He really seems to like his sweater.