Not only can turkeys fly...

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by HennyJenny, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. HennyJenny

    HennyJenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they can swim! Kramer has decided in the last week to act like he's about 25 pounds bigger than he actually is. My current roo count is somewhere around 11 or 12 and he is busy managing and challenging all of them. Tonight he went running after one - started flapping his wings and accidently flew himself into the swimming pool - sure that he would drown - I jumped in after him - fully clothed - he paddled over to me like a little duck - he is currently drying under a heat lamp. I had no idea turkeys could swim!


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  2. Maryallison

    Maryallison Chillin' With My Peeps

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    awwww! So cute! I would have thrown my DH in the pool to save my turkey--hehehe [​IMG]
     
  3. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

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    They do really well until their feathers get soaked, then they sink like a stone.

    Good save!
     
  4. HennyJenny

    HennyJenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good to know, Ivan. Next time I won't stand and watch and think how cute it is. It was not at all "cute" to the pool keeper [​IMG]
     
  5. thaiturkey

    thaiturkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes, you can't afford to hang around or go looking for the camera. We have been through this twice with the same hen who now seems to have learned her lesson.
     
  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I wish someone would tell my turkeys that they can fly so I can quit putting them on the roosts every night! [​IMG]
     

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