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Poor Turkey

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by HennyJenny, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. HennyJenny

    HennyJenny Songster

    Dec 26, 2009
    Bennington, NE
    I like all my birds and I do what I think is best to protect them but I have lost a few to area dogs here and there and few to my own dog over the last few years and I'm getting to where I can take care of a mean rooster without much but a thanks to the universe for a fine bird. These upset me but I'm usually just quietly bummed for a little while and then I'm done (it's a very rare occurence).

    Tonight my BR Tom "Kramer" decided to challenge the neighbor's black lab - I don't know why he did it - he just flew over the fence and at the dog. You can guess the end result. I am just sick and heartbroken. The only other bird I've been this sick over was a little splayed legged poult I had to cull a few weeks ago. I'm not sure why I'm so attached to a turkey - but I am. I've been wondering what to do with Kramer because there are only just a few of us in his "flock" and he's been challenging anyone or anything that interferes with those of us that belonged to him - none of us were around the dog so I don't know what his interest was in the dog - he clearly saw him and went over the fence anyway. This bird was more a pet than anyone of these chickens except for Missy. I feel terrible that I didn't lock him up - it just never seemed to me that he should be locked up - that he would have been intensely unhappy (that and he was pretty much flying wherever he wanted anyway). I feel terrible for the neighbors to - they really enjoy the birds, especially Kramer and my big noisy rooster and they feel just awful despite my attempts to tell them this was not their fault or their dog's fault - it just happened. Crazy Kamikaze Turkey - Anyway, I've been all weepy about this for the last six hours and I'm hoping if I whine "outloud" about it that I'll be able to sleep. It's only people on here that would understand attachment to a bird anyway - I'm pretty sure my boss will think I've lost my mind if I'm all weepy over a turkey tomorrow (weepy would be about the last thing anyone would expect from me) - anyway - thanks for listening.

  2. StupidBird

    StupidBird Songster

    Apr 8, 2009
  3. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    [​IMG] I m sorry:-(

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