Oh, yes, still having issues with my BBB poults intended to be dinner.

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Denninmi, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. Denninmi

    Denninmi Songster

    Jul 26, 2009
    Um, they love me. Follow me in the yard like puppies, and strut for me.

    I can't keep them as pets. 4 of the 5 seem to be little toms, and they would make way too much noise.

    Plus, the genetic issues involved.

    Lord, give me strength!

  2. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Crowing

    Apr 14, 2011
    Central Oregon
    If it helps, they will get slightly less charming as they get really really big and don't get along with each other quite so well. Seriously, 4 Toms and 1 hen and it isn't going to go so smoothly in your barnyard.

    Or you can always arrange to swap birds with someone else who has discovered they can't eat theirs. You eat the birds that they raised and they eat the birds that you raised.

    But I agree. It is awfully easy to get attached to turkeys.
  3. Quote:My parrot sat here this morning saying he loves the "turkey birds" ...

    so I think it's contagious!
  4. Mtn Margie

    Mtn Margie Crowing

    Apr 7, 2010
    CO Rockies - 8600ft up
    Yeah, my three boys are attached to me as well. Kinda weird. But as they are pushing 4 months, I can tell that they get tired more easily and I bet quality of life issues will be the deciding factor that will help my decision to send them to freezer camp.
  5. Denninmi

    Denninmi Songster

    Jul 26, 2009

    Nah, I'm just going to give them a good life and a really fast death, as painless and gentle as possible.

    Really, that's about all ANY of us can really hope for, anyway.

    And, none of us has any guarantees about how LONG we'll be here.

    Plus, the cynic in me keeps saying "they're turkeys, someone will always make more baby turks next year."

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