Our regular visitors

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by horsewishr, Oct 11, 2007.

  1. horsewishr

    horsewishr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These guys visit my yard at least once every day. There's 29 of them!!
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    This is most of the flock. A couple were still visiting my horse [​IMG]
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    On the one hand, I think they're really cool. But on the other, I worry about them transmitting parasites to my hens. I don't know whether to discourage their visits (if that's even possible)--or not.

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  2. Freebie

    Freebie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2007
    Bloomingdale, MI
    We have a flock of about 15 that comes through our yard every so often. And they are quite beautiful too. I am just going to deal with whatever they may bring. They have been coming through the yard way before I ever thought of having chickens.
     
  3. LynnGrigg

    LynnGrigg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wild turkey for Thanksgiving....and the 12 days of Christmas too!
     
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  4. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    Hey, we have wild turkey, too. My husband and dad go hunting every spring in Louisiana. They are gorgeous birds, especially when the toms try to impress the hens. [​IMG]
     
  5. Chatychick

    Chatychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2007
    Blue Mound, Kansas
    We have widl turkeys here too but they dont come up to the house...they stay out in the pasture and keep it cleaned up for the cattle...sometimes they are over in the corn/soybean fields and havent cause any problems here that I know of...the closest they have been is maybe 50 yards from the house but so far not in the yard. They have been here before I got chickens also so I dont mess with them...I think they are pretty in a weird sort of way.
     
  6. hsm5grls

    hsm5grls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow.. They are beautiful, Lucky you to get to have such pretty visitors. We had two havalina come through are yard about a month ago,We get a lot of coyote and hawks too. Wish my visitors were pretty birds instead of hungry mammals LOL. Or hunting hawks. It has helped in the building of the coop and run though. It has to be as secure as fort Knox LOL
     
  7. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    we have a bad wild hog problem here in TX. They really tear up people's property.
     
  8. Chatychick

    Chatychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2007
    Blue Mound, Kansas
    I know what you mean about the wild hog problem...we have it here and they sure have tore up my back pasture too...and theses were hogs that a man turned loose and they have populated really bad to where the USDA guy came to hunt them to try to fix it but some of the people here wouldnt let him on their property...what a crock, I dont want to try to hunt them as have you ever had a mad hog after you? I dont go out back without a gun just because of this...Turkeys are better and safer in my book.
     
  9. hsm5grls

    hsm5grls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Someone plowed about 15 acres of desert behind my house, Kinda concerned about what they plan to do with it. Anyway ever since we have had snakes, coyote, Havoline, hawks and even a few bobcats running around a little scary. I have 5 kids not to metion all the little critters.
     
  10. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    A hog chased my dad to his back door [​IMG] I missed that one, but they trapped like 21 in their back yard and they live in a retired resort area. He never did get any sausage from that.. [​IMG]
     

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