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Royal Palm Tom

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by prairiehen74369, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. prairiehen74369

    prairiehen74369 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This spring I discovered my Royal Palm Tom (beautiful fella )had gotten too big to service his girls.They both laid a clutch of infertile eggs. I'd found a peacock egg that had been laid like the peahen just dropped it and moved on.I put it under the broody turkey hen. She hatched it and was being a very good Mother but I was afraid it would drown in the water trough soooo I traded a banty chick that had just hatched in the incubator for the peafowl chick. Iwas raising the the peachick with the baby chickens and Mama turkey and her itty chick were doing great by the was I had put a chicken waterer where the little guy could get a drink.here's the rest of the story. Some two-legged varmit stole my peachick one day when I was in town.
     
  2. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A Royal Palm got too big to service his girls? I have never heard of that... how old is he? And what are you feeding them?

    I am sorry about the peachick... those two legged varmints are the worst, and it's illegal to trap them.
     
  3. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:I never heard of that either.

    Steve
     
  4. terri9630

    terri9630 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hate those 2 legged varmits. I caught the one from next door, Mr. I live on a dirt road in the desert and can't stand dust so you should drive 2mph down the road, lifting my eggs. I thought my poor girls were ready for the freezer.
     
  5. prairiehen74369

    prairiehen74369 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I worded that wrong he was doing his thing apparently not making contact when candled the eggs had nothing in them.[​IMG] yes it is flustrating to have a pretty good idea where it went apparently they had him sold I stopped by their place hoping I could hear him peep I think they peep not cheep.
     
  6. linda_zeagler31002

    linda_zeagler31002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well let me jump in here on this conversation, buy you a web cam, hook to your computer you are chatting on BYC with, get you a extended cord if needed, get you a suction cup, put the cam in your window facing where the thief is comming too, and catch that 2 legged thief, that is how I caught my chicken steeling no good dirty neighbor, and they knew if I have it and you need it, I will give it to you, but under no, and I mean NO, circumstance does a person come on my property and take from me, by god, I am old school, I will tar and feather you, so be the laws.
     
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2010
  7. allanimals21

    allanimals21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Crazy Chicken Fever

    Crazy Chicken Fever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The same thing happened to me. I had 2 pea chicks about 5 months old and they came up missing one day. The funny thing is they were inside of a block house so there is no way something could have come in to eat them. What happened to the neighbor that stole your birds? What did the police do about it?
     
  9. terri9630

    terri9630 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I doubt that the police will do anything. I had a gal I worked for back in 94 try to buy my dog and horse. I had witnesses tell the police that they saw her go into my house while I wasn't home and come out with my dog and put him in her truck. The officer didn't want to make a report and when I complained to the Chief he told me to be happy that she didn't show up with a horse trailer.
     
  10. prairiehen74369

    prairiehen74369 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did not report the theft I might have lied when I mentioned that I have a contagious bug in my birds in my birds. Hummm;)[​IMG][​IMG]
     

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