My wife woke me from my sleep at 6.00am this morning to tell me that we had three new babies. I recovered from the shock realising that she was talking about the turkeys. By the afternoon we had five. The are duck yellow in colour and some have dark feathers on their backs. This generation is intended for the market one way or another but I think that we have fallen in love with them already. It's, so far, 5 from a total of 22 eggs. This is another first that has thrown our plans out of the window. We intended to move them to straw, a lamp, water and food under mosquito netting in our outhouse. My first thought this morning was to move the very protective mother with them this evening but she is still sitting on 7 eggs. In the next nesting box, a cardboard box compared with her plastic basket, are two hens and another 12 eggs. None of those 12 seems to have hatched yet and we wonder whether the box has been too warm. The babies seem happy enough under mother but our main concern is the darned mosquitoes. We don't want to cause too much fuss while there are still eggs to hatch. We decided to leave them all as they were tonight and move them tomorrow. The current plan is to move mother and chicks to the outhouse in the morning. One of the pair of hens would then be encouraged to take over the remaining eggs in her basket. If she refuses, they will be put into the box with the two hens and 12 eggs. If anyone sees a problem with the current plan, I would be grateful for advice, please.